ARMonic is an experimental electro-acoustic music performance with a custom-made DIY interface that gives the ability to shape live and recorded sounds in real-time. The wireless interface of ARMonic consists of a wristband equipped with an IMU sensor and several conductive rings employed in turning the body movements into sound. The performer can be conceived of like an orchestra conductor who conducts the algorithms that constitute the heart of the sound engine. Emphasizing the expressive potential of the physical relationship with the computer and with the audience, ARMonic intends to minimize the dependence of computer music performance on the screens.
ARMonic took place in several events in various formations such as solo with a 15.3 surround sound system, free improvisation sets with other musicians and ensembles, solo in concert halls. It is is ongoing research, seeking an intimate relationship between the computer and the body in which they merge and become an idiosyncratic musical instrument.
Sound Recording: Marko Uzunovski
Video Recording: Dünya Atay & Volkan Turgut
Video Edit: Kerim Safa