When we last caught up with the touch-less, gestural music-making of composer Chris Vik, the Australian musician was sharing his own Kinectar software and playing both dubstep and ambient scores for modern dance. Now, Vik is back playing a very substantial physical instrument: Melbourne’s four story-tall, MIDI-retrofitted Town Hall Organ. Here, the Max-powered software takes on some very big sound from some very big pipes.

He writes:

I’ve created my own software Kinectar, which allows the use of the Kinect to control MIDI devices, ie. playing notes through simple gestures and motion. The Melbourne Town Hall Organ got a referb in the late 90s adding the ability of MIDI messages to active the notes… this happened.

Controlling a 4-story pipe organ with the Kinect

Previously: From Beautiful Ambient Modern Dance to Dubstep, Gestures to Music in Kinect (Download the Tool)

  • http://www.midaspaces.com/ Derek

    That’s really impressive stuff. Excellent work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/estrombone Elburz Sorkhabi

    Wow, that’s fantastic!! Been holding off on the Kinect camera, but  don’t think I can hold out much longer.