The Music Bench

An interactive art piece designed to change public spaces through music and light.
Interaction
The Music Bench lights up and plays music when sat on. Each seat plays a different instrument of  song so when all of the seats are taken you can listen to the entire musical composition.
 
Concept
This is a public art piece that intends to persuade human collaboration and interaction through music and lights.  I believe that powerful experiences can be created with technology to take people away from the screens of their phones and make them aware of the space they are in and acknowledge the people that are around them. I also believe humanity should work together and realize that collaboration and not competition, will make us better and stronger.
Technology

- Arduino

-Processing

-Leds

-Digital Sensors

 

Places it has been showcased

-The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, Medieval Wing, 2015, NYC

-The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, Uris Center, 2015, NYC

-New York City Media Lab of Future Interfaces, 2014, NYC

-Flacso Arte Actual, 2015, Ecuador

-ITP Winter Show, 2014, NYC

-Z Lifestyle Gallery, 2015, Ecuador

 

Music

The Music Bench needs original music and sound files  so they can fit into the code.

The music compositions The Music Bench has played so far:

- The Marriage of Figaro (Overture)

Composed by Students from the Steinhardt Department at NYU

-Transitions

Original Composition by Joan Jeanrenaud