'Chayamachi (茶屋町)'

Interactive audio-video installation. June 2011.

This work was inspired by the 'dance dance revolution' arcade machine installed on the street in Osaka's Chayamachi district. The idea was to use a same dance interface to free the participant to create sound and image rather than follow a set of cues on the screen. Each pad on a dance mat launched audio field recordings and a rack of MIDI controlled synths. Each pad also launched and modified video of people performing on the machine in Osaka as well as images from around the city.

The work was made using a playstation dancemat, playstation/USB interface, MAX/MSP, Ableton Live and Native Instruments Abysnth, Massive and FM8.

The work is here installed at London College of Communication.

Thanks to Sally Hancox for the video.