Artists: Domenic Svejkar (Australia) / Mitchell Say (Australia)
Plecstrum encourages participants to become sound and light performers by strumming or plucking a series of over-sized strings to generate a range of soundscapes and visual patterns.
Interaction with sensors in the strings triggers LED lights that illuminate the installation and its surroundings, while summoning forth a selection of audio samples that includes natural sounds, traditional instruments and futuristic reverberations.
In a playful and colourful way, Plecstrum returns the tactility and physicality of traditional musical instruments, sensations that are experienced less and less often with the instruments of modern digital technology.
Country represented by installation: Australia
Plecstrum is using Intel® technology inside, based on Intel® architecture and specifically designed for makers, students, educators, and DIY electronics enthusiasts.