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A New Generation of Digital Games
The players are deployed in a real space directly interacting with each other. The technology augments the challenges and rules of a ball game by sound and musical feedback.

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  1. 1. Urban Musical Game has been created forthe festival Future en Seine in June 2011 byresearchers of the Real-Time Musical Interactionsteam at the IRCAM – Centre Pompidou,the design agency NoDesign and theassociation Phonotonic in collaboration with thecomposer Andrea Cera.
  2. 2. The installation features balls augmented bywireless sensor technology inducing thegeneration of digital sounds and music tracks.
  3. 3. Uniting music and sports, the game embraceschallenges and rules of both universes.
  4. 4. The installation is accompanied by animatorstaking over the role of game referees as well asconductors or bandleaders depending on thesetup of the game.
  5. 5. 8-channel loudspeaker system wireless receivers real-timeprocessing
  6. 6. The installation deploys advanced technology forreal-time motion analysis and recognition aswell as interactive sound and music renderingintegrated into Max/MSP.
  7. 7. wirelessmotion data receiver motion analysis and recognition interactive sound and music models sound and music content audio rendering and spatialization sound output
  8. 8. A New Generation of Digital GamesThe players are deployed in a real space directlyinteracting with each other.The technology augments the challenges and rulesof a ball game by sound and musical feedback.
  9. 9. A Participative Music PerformanceWhile part of the audience is involved into theperformance the other part watches a concert.
  10. 10. These video materials have been filmed during aresidence at the Centquatre arts center in Paris inmarch 2011, inviting the Parisian audience toexperiment with the current state of the projectthree month before the first public performance.
  11. 11. The installation relies on the MO – Modular Musical Objecttechnology that has been developed in the framework of theInterlude project.The MO project has been presented at the third InternationalDesign Biennial in St. Etienne in 2010 and will be presentedin the exhibition «Talk to Me» at the Museum of Modern Art inNew York from July to November 2011.The project has won the first prize at the 2011 third annualMargaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competitionorganized by the Georgia Institute of Technology.