Color A Sound relies on projector to create a manual jukebox

Built and programmed by Blair Neal, Color A Sound is an art installation that relies on an overhead projector alongside a long roll of transparency which will create a form of manual jukebox that will require the user to doodle the sheet music. A bunch of colored markers will be used to make lines, add dots and perhaps even complex illustrations if you are up to it, while a camera pointed at the projected results will automatically convert the random drawings into music as it plays back corresponding samples from an actual musicbox, or basically any instrument which includes an old school Roland TR-808 drum machine. The manual scrolling mechanism works both ways and at more or less any speed, at least until you clean the transparency.

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