Sound, textile and Arduino are the key elements of this project conceived by Budapest-based studio EJTech to enable the user to create sound in real time.
Conceived by EJTech, Liquid MIDI is a experimental textile interface for sonic interactions, exploring aesthetics and morphology in contemporary design.
The technology is screen printed directly onto a textile surface, then through an Arduino micro controller communicates with the desired software, using MIDI protocol.
This unique interaction with this textile interface allows the medium to become part of the message, where the interface becomes part of the process of creation itself.
Sound is a medium that has been increasingly gaining ground in the visual arts during recent decades, despite this seeming contradictory. Technology plays one of the main roles in this multi disciplinary crossover, allowing not only for this amalgamation of the visual and auditory practices, but to further our ventures into how do we form this experience and with what tools do we design this multifaseted, polysensorial undertaking.
Liquid MIDI wants to enable the user to experience a balanced interaction and engagement, focusing not only the importance of the aesthetics, but making them functional and utterly important, while integrating, with the same importance, an elaborate haptic experience through an experimental textile interface, concluding with the real time creation of sound.