IN A NUTSHELL

One Seat Away is an exploration of the relationship between the rhythms of a musical performance and the hidden rhythms of a city.

The goal of One Seat Away is to use connectivity and sensing to make more sense of the urban space around us and merge it with music and rhythms of Sónar as a way of experiencing data in a tangible way: something that one can feel but not necessarily have to understand in detail or rationally decode.

 

The system

Location: Sonar 13, Barcelona, 2013
with Ken frederickMarc Pous and Daniel Kluge

Built with Arduino GSMShield, Many massage chairs motors and and Max Msp

From music to motors input

 
We analyzed the live sets with Max Msp, translating 4 main frequencies (Bass, Mids, some other Mids and Highs) into analog values readable by motors.

1 SECOND OF MODESELEKTOR FOR A SOFA

"A-@1@_=0=2000-B-@8@_=255=695_=0=302_=174=406_=0=396_=174=406_=0=500_=255=603_=0=500-C-@18@_=255=199_=0=406_=182=94_=0=509_=182=94_=0=801_=109=103_=0=801_=109=103_=0=593_=120=107_=0=602_=255=303_=0=302_=255=92_=0=302_=94=304_=0=106-D-@12@_=255=94_=0=708_=129=91_=0=209_=129=91_=0=710_=255=92_=0=710_=242=91_=0=908_=146=92_=0=908"

From motors to sofa

From  city to rhythms