Art-A-Hack™ Summer 2015

Team members:

  • Man Wai Che
  • Rose Kue
  • Sam Wells
  • Gene Kogan

An acoustic bass was transformed into an electronic speaker using a combination of PureData and Ableton digital software.

The team's performance at the 2015 showcase

Manwai Che, a Juliard trained musician, wanted to create a new electro-acoustic instrument using his Bass Cello and custom digital tools. Working with programmers and sound artists, the team presented a prototype design.

The pickup sensor sending digitized signals to the computer
The pickup sensor sending digitized signals to the computer
A surface-mounted sensor picking up the vibrations from the cello
A surface-mounted sensor picking up the vibrations from the cello