An Audience Reactive Composition, or ARC, lets anyone generate music, whatever their ability. This drum circle of the future has been created by multimedia artists Gabe Liberti and Dave Rife, and electronic artist RAC for Deloitte Digital at SXSW Interactive.
The ARC makes composing more accessible, by allowing you to shape music – literally. Different aspects of a soundtrack can be controlled by playing one of five ‘instruments’. There’s a rollable sphere that alters the pitch, or two hexagonal panels that affect the rate and timbre of the arrangement.
From Guitar Hero to Garage Band, the digitisation of music has meant that everyone can be a rockstar with the right app. The ARC, however, takes you away from your phone and lets everyone make music together.
Via. LSN Global