Mark Mosher’s 9 Box Instrument with Bob Moog Foundation

November 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized 

The Bob Moog Foundation invited Colorado based Mark Mosher to bring his “9 Box” installation / instrument to the Mountain Oasis Festival 2013 to be part of Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience. The 9 Box ran for 18 hours over 3 days and was played by 100s of festival goers of all ages, details below:

The 9 Box is a Collaborative AudioCube Jam Instrument with Music, Sound & Light by Mark Mosher (http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com & http://9box.modulatethis.com). Part collaborative instrument, part interactive installation — the 9 Box allows up to six casual players to instantly make music and shape sound by manipulating blocks called AudioCubes.

This video to youtube which will give you a taste of 9 Box in the booth area. It was so rewarding see people’s reactions to the 9 Box and to hear their creations throughout the weekend.

AudioCubes, made by California based Percussa (http://www.percussa.us), are smart wireless cubes capable of sensing each other’s location and orientation as well as distance to your hands, fingers and other objects. They also emit feedback in the form of light as you interact with them.

Ultimately this hands-on approach allows players to manipulate sets of sounds in 3×3 grids — hence the name 9 Box. The 9 Box supports also supports user creatable “refills” allowing for unique and endless sonic possibilities.

Mountain Oasis Festival was just an incredible experience all the way around. One of the coolest music-related trips ever!!! HUGE thanks to:

– Michelle Moog-Koussa for inviting me out and including the 9 Box in Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience!!! It was so great to be a part of a vibrant music education program.
– All the players throughout the weekend
– Ken Jones from mountainsongguitars.com who provided the PA
– The Bob Moog Foundation’s wonderful staff and volunteers (http:www.moogfoundation.org)
– BMF’s Andi Morell & Marc Doty for helping me with logistics
– Geary Yelton and Susan Granados for being such amazing hosts.
– Bert Schiettecattefor inventing the incredible AudioCubes
– Ableton for creating Live
– TheGigEasy for providing mic stand cube mounts

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