Ivory a Metrix
The Val­lec­ula is an inter­ac­tive mini sound instal­la­tion using Max MSP and Arduino.  It uti­lizes 20 dif­fer­ent cus­tom Max MSP patch­es, trig­ger­ing 100 vocal sam­ples, for peo­ple to play and enjoy. All of the patch­es and sam­ples were cre­at­ed and performed/recorded by Ivory Smith.

The Valeculla

The Val­lec­u­la

* The cen­ter but­tons trig­ger slow chords
* The right round but­ton on the right trig­gers melod­ic bursts
* The left round but­ton trig­gers the poem
* The left knobs manip­u­late the pitch cen­ter and tem­po of all the samples
* The left on/off switch con­trols the direc­tion of all the samples
* The right on/off switch con­trols the octave of the melod­ic bursts
* The two left knobs con­trol the amount of tremo­lo applied to the long chords and to the amount of ring mod­u­la­tion applied to the melod­ic bursts

Con­se­quent­ly, the melodies gen­er­at­ed are con­stant­ly shift­ing. Each trig­ger of the poem and melod­ic bursts cre­ates dif­fer­ent melod­ic and rhyth­mic patterns.

If you would like a more in depth look at the Vel­lec­u­la and the tools used to cre­ate it please see Ivory’s blog entry, The mak­ing of the Val­lec­u­la, an inter­ac­tive mini sound installation.

Valeculla Map

Valecul­la Map