Project by André Rangel

Project by André Rangel Project by André Rangel Project by André Rangel Project by André Rangel Project by André Rangel

Project by André Rangel

Project by André Rangel

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Color Music Multisensorial Hyperinstrument

Colmus results from a multisensorial intermedia composition process. It materializes a correspondence proposal between Music and Color. Custom designed software includes an algorithm that converts sound frequency to color wavelength and color wavelength to RGB color space. Melody and rhythm are real time generated based on algorithmic compositional methods. A custom interface was designed allowing users to control the melodic line and the composition beats per minute.

Detailed information about this correspondence proposal can be downloaded here: Portuguese version - English Version
This hyperinstrument was designed and produced by André Rangel at 3kta studio. CITAR - Universidade Católica Portuguesa hosted the first Colmus demonstration.

Acknowledgments: Dr. Álvaro Barbosa; Architect Anne-Kathrin Siegel, Ergonomics and Musical Consultancy; Dr. António Sousa Dias; Mathematicians António Pinto Leite and Madalena Cardoso; Engineer Castro Freitas; Cycling74 crew; Fernando Alçada and Carla Megre Designers; Dr. Gustavo Martins, Dr. Carlos Caires and Dra Daniela Coimbra; Artist Johny deKam; Composer Jorge Antunes; Photgrapher Jorge Rego; Smithsman José Lima; Dr. Paulo Ferreira Lopes; Simon Rangel and Ana Alçada; Engenier Stefan Grünsteidl; Colleague Telmo Marques.