WHAT IS THE 9 BOX?
9 Box: A Collaborative AudioCube Jam Instrument with Music, Sound & Light by Mark Mosher
Part collaborative instrument, part interactive installation – the 9 Box allows up to four casual players to instantly make music and shape sound by manipulating blocks called AudioCubes.
AudioCubes, made by California based Percussa, are smart wireless cubes capable of sensing each other's location and orientation as well as distance to your hands, fingers and other objects. They also emit feedback in the form of light as you interact with them.
Ultimately this hands-on approach allows players to manipulate sets of sounds in 3x3 grids – hence the name 9 Box. The 9 Box supports also supports user creatable “refills” allowing for unique and endless sonic possibilities.
Here is a video of the system just running on table-top. I've since refined the system to accommodate festival flow by updating the templates for wireless AudioCubes, adding in tables and mic stands. I'll do new videos soon, but for now enjoy this video of a 9 Box jam on tables.
9BOX FUN FACTS
MINDMAP SLIDESHOW OVERVIEW
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SLIDESSHOW OF HOW THIS WORKS FROM A PLAYER'S PERSPECTIVE
IS THERE ANY VIDEO OF THE 9 BOX IN ACTION?
Yes, checkout these posts with videos http://9box.modulatethis.com/video/.
WHO MADE THE 9 BOX?
Boulder-based artist Mark Mosher created the 9 Box system and method by creating templates for off the shelf products that allow them to work as an interactive installation. Core components are Percussa AudioCubes, and Ableton Live.
HOW TO I GET THE 9 BOX FOR MY EVENT OR SCHOOL