Is it possible to create a new paradigm for listening, in which global immersive properties are respected but at the same time source localisation is preserved? In other words, is it possible to effectively integrate the listening space? We think that this is possible through the concept of inside-out instruments: the electronics is done inside physical instruments (using them as loudspeakers) and the instruments are placed around the public. This is technically possible by using special devices that vibrate on specific frequencies and transmit these vibrations to the resonating parts of the instruments, after processing them with Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms.

This web page documents the research and the production for the piece Inside-out (2017) and for the smart instruments developed during the project.
For more information please see a description of the project.


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Inside-out is a project designed and written by Carmine-Emanuele Cella

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(c) 2018 by Ircam, Percussions de Strasbourg and Carmine-Emanuele Cella.