A generative synthesis instrument that produces music based on the current weather. Open Weather’s live weather API is used to produce the initial tonal characteristics of the synth while information about the instrument's immediate surroundings continuously changes and modulates the sound thanks to sensors housed within the instrument. The instrument provides a soundscape that compliments and is unique to its current location and its climate.
CONCEPT & DESIGN
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How does it work?
The instrument works by detecting change in the environment. A initial frequency tone is generated according to the weather description for the day, data which is received from Open Weather ltd. These weather descriptions include "partially cloudy", "drizzle", "broken clouds" etc. For future works, additional weather data would be utilised to create a more complex soundscape. The weather description is then translated into an initial frequency tone which is then modulated by folding harmonics.
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