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Bird Harp

Project description:

The Bird Harp was commissioned by the Randall Museum in San Francisco as a permanent installation there. The project is a touchless playable instrument and educational art piece. It uses an array of distance sensors pointed up that are played in the air. When a participant moves their hand over the sensors they trigger various bird calls and light-up panels with imagery of the bird and its name. The distance of the hand from the senor controls of the volume of each song and the brightness of its panel. The instrument can play multiple bird songs simultaneously and are played in real-time by the movement of a user's hands as they interact.