sounding score, 2009
interactive virtual book | installation
National creation grant, Ministry of Culture, Colombia, 2009
Part of the High Quality Cultural Portfolio, Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Honorific mention, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Fifth All-Media Juried Biennial, 2011, U.S.
This virtual book, provided as both score and instrument, invites the public to experience music outside the traditional spectator role. Visitors become performers and, to a certain extent, collaborators as they define the structure (order and number of parts) of a music composition by Alba Triana.
Below most of the book pages are interactive buttons which can be activated or deactivated in order to introduce elements into or withdraw them from the music, allowing for the construction of individual discourses within each musical section. Visitors can also navigate through the five parts of the piece by turning pages forward or backward.
As the piece unfolds, the book shows a simple real-time visual representation of musical parameters. This supports the intuitive understanding of the composition and guides the audience in their performance of the piece.
Special thanks: Luis Fernando Henao, technical assistance. Rodrigo Facundo, visual design assistance. Juan Ricardo Forero, music piece programing. Sebastian Gonzáles, interactive interface programing.