A touch-fruit interface for generative music
Musical Fruitstand is a unique and interactive installation that uses fruit as its interface for generative music. The installation provides a fun and engaging way for users to create their own music by simply touching the fruits on the table. The capacitive touch sensing algorithm used in this installation is highly advanced, capable of detecting various degrees of contact based on capacitive touch sensing over a range of frequencies, which makes it highly responsive to the user’s touch.
The implementation of Musical Fruitstand was done using Arduino, Max/MSP, and Ableton Live, which allowed for seamless integration between the hardware and software components. Despite not having any visual elements, the installation still manages to captivate users with its unique concept and immersive sound experience. Each fruit presents different sounds and effects such as change of pitch, filter sweep, drums and upbeat quantization making every interaction with Musical Fruitstand feel like a new musical adventure. Overall, Musical Fruitstand is an excellent example of how technology can be used creatively to bring people together through music.