Sonic Blocks

What if we could play with digital pre-recorded samples in real time through the manipulation of building blocks? Mix’n Play explores the rich space of connection between the participants, a set of block-like objects,and the digital content they represent. This experiment was designed with a few goals in mind. (1) to interpret the use of digital modulars, found in digital music making, into a playable physical form. (2) to explore intuitive ways of communicating sound structure through visual and haptic means. (3) to create a simple easy to use “instrument” that is approachable and playable to even the most musically or digitally challenged. (4) to fuse a perfomative spirit with that of digital music making.