Mic | amplify the body

An interactive sound performance based on an alternative use of the microphone object. Instead of amplifying the performer’s voice, the microphone’ s surface becomes a host of light sensors that ‘amplify’ the performer’ s bodily interaction with them. An accelerometer hidden in the performer’s hair is providing extra input (x, y, z coordinates) for sound generation and manipulation.


Sound environment entirely coded in Max/MSP while receiving OSC messages from an Arduino and a TouchOSC app.


Conceived and created for the course: Special Topics in Programming for Performance and Installation
Tutor: Atau Tanaka
Performed in St. James Church
Goldsmiths University of London
March 2019