Controlling a 4-story pipe organ with the Kinect

April 10, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Background information:

In this video I briefly explain and demonstrate how I used the Kinect to control the massive Melbourne Town Hall Organ. It contains a short excerpt from our performance “Carpe Zythum” November 2011.

My project blog: http://chrisvik.wordpress.com

I’ve created my own software “Kinectar” (http://kinectar.org), which allows the use of the Kinect to control MIDI devices, ie. playing notes through simple gestures and motion. The Melbourne Town Hall Organ got a referb in the late 90s adding the ability of MIDI messages to active the notes… and so, this happened.

The company that provided the control system to allow the organ to be played via MIDI are “Solid State Organ System” and can be found here:
http://www.ssosystems.com

Co-composition and Kinect performance and programming by Chris Vik
Co-composition, lyrics and vocals by Elise Richards

Video produced by Unkle Nicnac Films (unklenicnac.com)

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