Mike Milazzo
Natasha Dzurny

Tune Taps

Tune Taps is a musical instrument for tap dancers that expands creativity by replacing the tap sound with any digital instrument imaginable.


Biomechanics for Interactive Design

Tune taps is a pair of shoes that transmits serial data through a bluetooth module to a laptop. A dancer will wear these shoes and dance. An interface connected to a Max patch will enable the visitor to determine what kinds of sounds will be created by the footfalls of the dancer. The visitor will wear a pair of headphones to insure that they can hear the music created by the dancer. We will require:
- approximately 5x5 space, or reasonable room for a dancer to move and a small table to hold a laptop/listening station for a user with headphones
- a small table