An Unfinished Idea: The Ambient Music Box
A music box that uses environmental input (light, sound, motion) as a random seed for the generation of ambient sounds or melodies. Ideally, it’s small and self-contained, using Arduino or BUG or a similar open, hackable hardware platform to handle the gritty details.
Open question as to whether it handles its own audio synthesis or triggers from a bank of samples. The granularity and sensitivity of the environmental sensors really makes or breaks the impact of interacting with the piece.<
Inspired by repeated listens to Satie’s Gymnopédie and remixes thereof.