Interactive light and sound installation lets you compose music

Heres a great article we from our friends over at Bored Panda. Design agency HUSH created an interactive audiovisual installation that uses prisms, light and sound to represent the interplay of ideas between our designers, architects, musicians, and technologists. By arranging the prisms across a surface designed to bend and reflect light, users build a glowing, colourful visual array. This is then read by custom software and translated into sounds in real-time, resulting in a warm, ambient sound-scape to accompany the powerful visual composition.Designing the creative software and the physical form factor in-house, HUSH developed ‘Lenses’ on the foundation of their fondness for both beautiful visual design and creative technology.

Most of the team, including myself, are inspired by the simplicity of minimalist light installations and big fans of reflecting and refracting light. We wanted to take a technological approach to something primitive and apply it in a way that’s both graphic and architectural. Using light and prisms afforded us a beautiful and poetic way to achieve this.” – HUSH creative director, Jodi Terwilliger.

The initial ‘Lenses’ installation will be permanently installed at HUSH in the hopes of inspiring co-workers, clients, and visitors to collaborate and create. However, HUSH has more ambitions for the installation. “We’re looking forward to adapting the ideas behind this project into a much larger gallery, allowing visitors to control the sonic experience of the entire space.” says Schwarz.

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Before Decoded started, UK Editor, Simon Huxtable ran a successful podcast for new and established artists covering many forms of electronic music. No slouch on the decks himself, he has DJed at some of the countries best venues and has an ever-growing portfolio of releases under his current production moniker - Real Gone Kid.

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