Open Pipeline

Since 2020, we have been working on numerous different projects that push the boundaries of creative technology. The Open Pipeline is showcasing some of our most promising experiments. Please feel free to reach out if you want to continue our experiments or want to know more.

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VR live music

Imagine sitting behind your own drumkit at home while wearing a VR headset that is able to track your hands drum sticks. In VR, you see a virtual copy of your own drum, hands and sticks. When you hit the real drum, you also hit the virtual drum at the same time. The sound is captured live by a microphone and is sent to a friend on the other side of the globe. Your friend is playing his own guitar while wearing the same VR headset.

What if we could develop real-time VR technology that puts drummers, guitar players and keyboard players in the same virtual space? And what if we could add a virtual audience to this experience?

Cyborg musician

Biometrics and biofeedback offer unique opportunities for creative human-computer interaction. Together with design students from the Avans University of Applied Sciences, we have explored the artistic potential of  brainwaves. Is it possible to compose original music with your brain? And are we able to control a digital audio workspace with our emotions?

Special thanks to Sanne Boersma, Sam Smit en Minke Wijnhoven.

Social data rave

Social media has become an integral part of the music industry. What if we give this endless source of data to a robot and ask the robot to co-create new music with us?

Together with Dirk van der Bruggen, we investigated this question. The result is an experimental digital audio and live coding workspace that co-creates original music based on the DJ's Instagram data

Special thanks to Timo Hoogland.