ITP Spring Show 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2-6pm & Monday, May 10, 5-9pm

Michael Colombo

Michael Colombo

Ping pong balls bounce sequentially onto carefully placed musical instruments, and music is made by controlling the rate at which the ping pong balls are dispensed.

Introduction to Computational Media,Introduction to Physical Computing

At the bottom of each hopper will be a feed tube with solenoids at the end. The solenoids will be triggered by Arduino, and pop out the ping pong balls at prescribed times.

The ping pong balls will bounce sequentially onto carefully placed musical instruments on the floor below, before finally coming to a rest in a cushioned collection area.

The Arduino will be communicating via midi on the computer, and following instructions from a pre-conceived score written specifically for the installation.

Live performance will also be an option for this piece. Visualization using Processing and a video projector will also be implemented.