Julien Bloit
music & gesture
Rhythmicon
Category : instruments

I made this instrument, form the idea of the Rythmicon, invented by Leon Thereremin. I think it’s one of the first rythmic machine ever built, and interestingly, it’s polyrhythmic by nature, which many modern drum machines are not.

This is a processing sketch sending controls to a Max patcher.

 

Category : instruments

I made this instrument, form the idea of the Rythmicon, invented by Leon Thereremin. I think it’s one of the first rythmic machine ever built, and interestingly, it’s polyrhythmic by nature, which many modern drum machines are not. This is a processing sketch sending controls to a Max patcher.  

This device helps you create musical patterns with mouse gestures. When you drag the mouse on the interface, the particles’ motion trigger notes and your gesture is looped right away, in sync with the current song’s tempo. This allows you to explore musical ideas in a way that is more instrumental that programmatic, by picking-up […]

Earlier this year, I started to work on the Sabour project, for which we needed the gestures of the dancer to be interpreted in real time. We used a Kinect to track the body movements, but we needed something more time-reactive and localized to specific body parts. We agreed to test on a wireless IMU. […]