Shape Composer


Presentation Title:

  • Shape Composer



  • Shape Composer is an application that is developed to control acoustic instruments with freehand drawings and algorithmically generated patterns. Sort of visual notation editing software. It is based on MIDI, each instrument that has midi capability can be controlled by drawing. For this special occasion, it is designed to control all the parameters, registers and nuances that a Church Organ has. Müpa has a really special instrument in terms of flexibility and size, this project was truly inspiring from the beginning.
    The project is an application that can be used by musicians, visual artists, music theorist or any kind of audience that is interested in shaping audible sounds with visible forms.
    The software is developed using Processing (with native java interfaces & midibus library), Pure Data (using libPd for parameter mapping & test sound generation).