Luisa Pereira
Manuela Donoso Lamas

The Well-Tensioned Synthesizer

A musical instrument made of elastic bands –the more tense the band, the more harmonically tense the sound it emits.

3D Sensing and Visualization Seminar,New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The well-tensioned synthesizer is a musical instrument made of lines –lines of elastic and lines of light. Our intent is to explore controlling musical tension, having the tension applied to the elastics affect the tension in the music, and in the shape of the instrument itself.