Digital Poplar Consort

The Digital Poplar Consort

The Digital Poplar Consort is a family of wireless hand-made sensor based musical instruments. Each instrument provides a different interface to a gesture based system for electronic sound processing and synthesis.

This project explores the ways in which musicians approach the physical interface of the instrument with their bodies when attempting to produce musical sound. Thus, each of the instruments is unique, but sound-generating software remains the same. Each of these objects is also a carefully crafted wooden instrument. Each one recalls the aged art of musical instrument making and takes this practice into the realm of experimental electroacoustic chamber music.

This is an example of my undergraduate improvisation ensemble playing the instruments.

Digital Poplar Consort from eljunkielovegun on Vimeo.

This is a brief audience recorded video in Montreal.