Music is a part of the very human construction. Music is an expression of gravity on earth as well as our bodily proportions. Listening to and creating music together is also a very important social glue. In times where individual and passive consumption of music is dominating, the Flooor presents a new, physical way of making collaborative music.
Flooor was featured at South America's leading media art festival File, first in Vittoria, then Sao Paulo, followed by Bel Horizonte, Brasilia and Rio De Janeiro.
36 sensors under a carpet, connected to a music computer and loudspeakers. The patterns invite people to explore different combinations. 6 groups with different instruments, 6 zones in each group. By standing or dancing on different combinations of the 6 zones, 64 different loops can be triggered. Total 384 loops, all synchronized so that they all sound good in every possible combination. If no-one stands on any zone for more than 2 seconds, the loops in each group is randomly re-arranged. The whole floor can produce 68.000.000.000 possible combinations.
Design and music by Hakan Lidbo
Electronics and programming by Max Bjorverud