A very interesting new app, Conductr is to be exhibited at the upcoming Sonar festival, the app turns the iPad into a music making tool in a unique way. Read on for more info and watch the vid below:
Conductr, the Ableton Live and Traktor controller for iPad will play a creative role at Sónar music, arts & tech festival by inviting visitors to use it to interact with everyday objects turned into musical instruments.
The interactive installation, called “HiLo”, is a collaboration between Conductr and CaboSanRoque a Catalan music group who manipulate everyday objects into musical instruments. In “HiLo” they take objects such as a typewriter, a comb and a can of insecticide and reveal their musical personality.
Using a similar process, Conductr turns the iPad into a powerful instrument and music creation tool. Together they explore the idea of making music from things which weren’t originally made for that purpose while also exploring the relationship between technology and musicians.
Everyday at Sónar by Day the audience can control “HiLo’ for themselves using the Conductr Controller app– a freemium IOS app aimed at djs, producers and creative artists. Each day at 12pm & 8pm CaboSanRoque will also perform a specifically composed musical piece. More info
On Saturday the 20th of June, the Demo Space will also present two live DJ performances by Cora Novoa and D.Beam
Saturday will also see Conductr Co-Founder Oriol Rossell present an open discussion“Fear of A Blank Project: Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers” This will be presented alongside Dennis De Santis, writer of the book “Making Music”
The Sónar 2015 festival, is taking place in Barcelona from 18th- 20th of June,2015 and is expected to welcome over 50,000 visitors