Ambient Machine

Challenge: Use Javascript to create a touchable web-based ambient music instrument that positions the user as co-author.

Users orchestrate a series of interactive, ambient music soundscapes via touchscreen. By controlling the motion of bouncing balls, users trigger arrays of relaxing sounds whose varied characteristics create evolving musical patterns of overlap. Made with p5 Javascript, Ambient Machine is an engaging musical experience for 1-3 users, as the three different editions are also sound designed to play harmoniously with one other.

Appeared at the World Maker Faire 2017 at New York's Hall of Science and the ITP Winter Show 2016 at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.