Interactive Bed that Plays Music

Have you ever imagined of lying down on a bed and when you move, your body creates music? Yes, apparently this is something that can happen and can also have dreams involved. Curious enough?

We got this interesting project by a young Spanish Artist, Violeta McGuire who likes to create experiences about movement, sound and the synchronisation between the two.

The project MUSIC BY EVERYONE is the one in which she is creating new instruments with everyday objects that can be played by everyone, even unintentionally.

With a background in music, Violeta studied Interaction and Moving Image at Central Saint Martins, London, where she became fascinated by new technologies, decided to use them to link sound and movement, and discovered the Bare Conductive Touch Board.

Violeta likes to involve the audience in her pieces, many times using new technology and MIDI sounds and for this project, she found that the Touch Board was just the perfect tool.

This project was developed for the exhibition ‘Art Spaceship’ powered by Flecha, at ABC Serrano, Madrid, and it was exhibited for a month.

It was really interesting to see how people reacted to the piece. Most of the times, they didn’t understand and just laid on the bed, and burst into laughter when they heard the sound. Whilst others really tried to compose with it and recorded it. Or there was even this guy that actually fell asleep in the gallery using it!

Images & Video: Violeta McGuire

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