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Music Box Overview (ver2)

We will create a collaborative, generative musical instrument by installing buttons on the limb-bender climbing structure. Buttons will be connected by light rope to a central music box. Buttons (and their connections) will light when played. The box will play a note when each button is pressed, but will additionally improvise using a model of music learned from a library of MIDI data. (Alternatively, the box will learn from sampled data.)

The climbing structure: (Notice the uprights — easy to attach buttons to!)


Our home-made button (more to follow):


Rope light:



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