THE MUSICAL FLOOR
A Sound & Light installation
The Musical Floor is an interactive sound, light and movement installation, aimed primarily at children. It is created for the exhibition "Art Machine" in Nikolaj Church, Copenhagen, spring 93, where it was a great success for all curious children and adults.
The Musical Floor is structured as a cube of 4X4X4 meters. The floor of the cube is placed on strong springs, which is connected to sensors. The inner walls of the cube are lined by lightpanels that can be switched on and off, thus forming patterns. The movements of the audience are recorded bya computer that translates them into music and lightpatterns.
When you enter the installation, you step
into an electronic world. Music and light follows your moves. Perhaps
you are a steam engine puttering around. Later, perhaps a knight lost in a swamp full of frogs. There are 15 different small
musical stories, ranging from birdsong, the classical string
quartet to techno music.
The Musical Floor was created by the composer jbrandtp.
The Musical Floor was built by Geert Christoffesen and Jeppe Sorensen, and decorated by Anne Beatrice Brandt-Pedersen (Beatrice Brandt).
The Musical Floor was supported by the National Musikråd.
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) helped with
technical know-how by Dr. Claes Dyrbye, Henning Rasmussen and Anders