After group discussions, we wanted to use the Kinect but weren’t sure on a concept. Adding sounds to the device and for them to play back was a simple idea. We thought it could be perceived as sampling/sequencing. It’s a new way of doing this.
In the recording studio, we recorded some drums! We recorded each individual drum so we can mix them together and create a broad range of different beats. Using Pro Tools to record, we layered them up to mix at a later date. The idea of using drums is to add a heart beat to the piece.
We initially met and discussed our first responses to the brief. We liked the idea of using the human body as an instrument. This could be in many different ways, pads on the floor that react when they are stood on, some form of sensors that the user wears or using sonar.
Using water seemed to be very prominent idea, but we couldn’t establish a method for using it.