The Clavilux 2000 is an interactive instrument for generative music visualization.
The setting of the installation consists of three parts:
– a digital piano with 88 keys and midi output
– a computer running a vvvv patch
– a vertical projection above the keyboard.
For every note played on the keyboard a new visual element appears in form of a stripe, which follows in its dimensions, position and speed the way the particular key was stroke.
Colours give the viewer and listener an impression of the harmonic relations – and each key has it’s own color scheme and “wrong” notes stand out in contrasting colors.
Would love to see Les Dawson do his piano ‘routine’ on it.
For people who have no idea who I’m talking about – here’s the man himself.