Circle of Fifths Musical Harmony
This intuitive and playful multitouch table allows multiple visitors to explore the musical concept of the Circle of Fifths, a circle of closely related pitches and key tonalities. Upon placing a fiducial, or puck, on the table, visitors activate a visual representation of the Circle of Fifths that rotates around the puck and can be played as a musical instrument. Over time a sweeping color bar indicates the time until the next key change (a chord progression), at which point the table color changes as well.
Visitors can manipulate notes, cascading arpeggios and complex chord structures that tie into the current scale/mode that is modulating over time. When a key is played, a corresponding choral relationship visualization appears. As more notes are played, ever more complex form around the table, highlighting visual relationships between notes. When the table isn’t being used, it visualizes and plays familiar melodies, inspiring curiosity and interaction.
Music theory made harmoniously playful and tactile.
- Spokane, WA
- Exhibit Design
- Arxi Creative
- Visual Design
- Systems Architecture