September 2018 - Janaury 2019

Bachelor Thesis at Weißensee Kunsthochschule
Supervised by Prof. Carola Zwick and Prof. Dr. Lucy Norris

Programming electronic music using a MIDI-sequencer allows you to compose rhythms and melodies played by sound generating devices. Through its interface you can arrange sounds inside a loop, set the tempo of the song, store and recall patterns and be creative. Rhythms and melodies are created by activating steps inside a grid that represents a bar of music.

RevolveR communicates through distinct tactile feedback with impulses and vibration. Changing parameters such as the tempo or swing is perceptible not only through sound. The interaction becomes accentuated and therefore contributes to an expressive use.
By leveraging haptic feedback the relationship between instrument and musician is intensified. Gestures are internalised and enable expressive control over the instrument. RevolveR can be used in the early stage of song writing or music production wether inside the studio or on stage. It allows musicians to compose complete songs on their own or to contribute in a collaborative setting.