Defrosted Music is a project with an idea to create an instrument which makes use of motion and gestures and converts the data into visible and audible forms of communication. It is a literal way of demonstrating that music can be shapeshifted into different mediums and forms. One does not necessarily need to play or have experience playing an instrument to create a light show or good music. The Theremin is an example of how motion is converted into sound. In a similar way the aim is to convert the wavelengths of light into various frequencies and play them through an audio device. This in turn when applied to a structure would make it interactive and hence “defreeze” the music in architecture.



Circuit Diagram




There are a number of real world applications for an interactive and user friendly instrument. Interactive and self generated public entertainment systems can be utilized to the maximum through the usage of this device. Physical disabilities are no longer a constraint for music enthusiasts. Entertainment would be more interactive.



Defrosted Music is a project of IAAC, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed in the Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA01) 2021/22
Student: Akshay Madapura
Faculty: Cristian Rizzuti
Faculty assistant: Arman Najari