Mike Richison

 
 “Spin Stack” is a hands-on art and music installation. Participants are invited to build tracks and beats by stacking the custom-made projection surfaces. These mini-sculptures interact with a bank of distance-measuring sensors. The shapes of the pieces determine the pattern of the sound. Changes in the sound are registered in the shape, color, and stability of the projected sound wave image. A custom keyboard allows for further customization by adding a pulse and articulating a beat with percussion.

“Spin Stack” is a hands-on art and music installation. Participants are invited to build tracks and beats by stacking the custom-made projection surfaces. These mini-sculptures interact with a bank of distance-measuring sensors. The shapes of the pieces determine the pattern of the sound. Changes in the sound are registered in the shape, color, and stability of the projected sound wave image. A custom keyboard allows for further customization by adding a pulse and articulating a beat with percussion.

 

SpinStack is an interactive musical instrument that requires audience participation. Moveable, spinning, sculptural forms serve as projection surfaces for ever-changing, waveform images. The sole digital interface of SpinStack, the projections bounce and deform, providing feedback in conjunction with a techno-inspired soundtrack. Mike Richison is a professor in the Department of Art and Design at Monmouth University where he teaches motion graphics. He is a multimedia artist who utilizes a variety of media and approaches including graphic design, interactive video, and sculpture.