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Optic-music instrument

Artist: Nourathar Studio

Authors: Caen Botto & Marta Rupérez

Date: 2019

Medium: Interactive, optical illusion in vintage TV. Mixed media.

Dimensions: · Display: 42,5(h) x 54,5(w) x 25(d) cm

                   · Keyboard: 79.5(h) x 59(w) x 12(d) cm

                   · Speakers: 30.5(h) x 12(w) x 12(d) cm

Unique within a series of 3

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12 900,00 €

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Chromaticaster offers a new interpretation of light organs which explore different levels of synesthetic correspondences. 

The notes on the keyboard are associated with colours and objects that appear in the viewer. These three-dimensional shapes generate the illusion of proceeding from an infinitely distant sound source, they act as a visual representation of the movement of sound through space.

Chromaticaster transforms a classic TV and a keyboard, into an interactive controller of musical & optical illusion.

Historical Light Organs, include Mary Hallock Greenewalt’s Sarabet, where the correspondence between colour & sound depended on the interpreter, or Thomas Wilfred’s Lumia, which presented silent light compositions in motion.

Custom application developed in Max/MSP/Jitter by Caen Botto

Cabinet of Hypnosophical Curiosities exhibition by Nourathar Studio.