Real-time audiovisual installation using Processing patterns modified by an Arduino control surface. Each pattern has a tone, allowing visitors to create collaborative music compositions through visual interaction.*

*No musical knowledge needed.

The Project

Poly consists of an interactive audiovisual installation that allows visitors to create collaborative music compositions through visual interaction. The installation is based on the origin of music, using a pre-established musical scale to demonstrate how humans can combine notes to create innovative musical pieces.

Using Processing patterns and shapes designed in real-time, visitors can modify values such as color, line thickness, and size through a control surface built with an Arduino. Each shape and pattern is associated with a tone, enabling the creation of polyphony using the shapes together.

The patterns and shapes are visualized through a screen or projector, displaying the changing forms to visitors. The control surface also includes headphone outputs, allowing visitors to listen to the results of their interactions.

This project not only allows people with little or no musical knowledge to interact with a musical piece but also provides an opportunity for those with extensive knowledge to create something collaboratively. Additionally, the installation highlights how each individual has an impact on the environment they manipulate, as a slight movement of a potentiometer can create a new collaborative musical piece.


This project has been developed by the following Alumni of the Master in Audiovisual Innovation & Interactive Environments and the Audiovisual Design Degree:

Project tutor: Mónica Rikic Fusté

Boosted by the BAU Area of Promotion and Projection of Talent.