The Lightwaves is a participatory audio-visual installation
Music and synchronized lighting can be a beautiful combination, evident by panGenerator’s recent installation that was commissioned by the Meskie Granie concert tour in Poland.
The interactive sculpture was comprised of 15 drums that trigger waves of light traveling toward a huge helium-filled sphere floating above the area, appearing to charge it with sound and light energy as the instruments are played.
“The audience was invited to drum collectively and together create an audio-visual spectacle – intensity of which depended on the speed and intensity of the drumming. That fulfilled the main goal of creating interactive art experience in which the audience can actively participate in the event rather than just passively enjoy the music, gathering and playing together.”
The project incorporated 200 meters of addressable RGB LEDs and measured in at roughly 300 square meters, making it likely the biggest such build ever seen there. According to the designers, each of the drums featured a custom PCB equipped with an Arduino Nano and microphone, and used an MCP2515-based CAN setup for communication.
All of this was assembled and taken down seven times over two months in cities around the country. Be sure to check out this dazzling display in action in the video below!