|2004 First Presbyterian Church, Alexander Chapel. Alexander Chapel, part of an 1893 McKim, Meade, and White structure, received a new organ in 2003. Using the MIDI interface of the pipe organ, the user played the organ by manipulating the small tank of water.
2005 ITP Winter Show. A small 2 x 3 x 2 ft water tank used a distributed collection of 20 antique organ pipes. The project was then installed for six months at the Tisch School of the Arts.
2005 New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference in Vancouver.
2006 Mocean exhibition at 3rd Ward/BAPLab.
We continue to expand the project based on locations and resources, and we hope to create a larger version in which participants can actually walk and dance in the water. The use of more pipes would also increase the range of volume and expand the compositional possibilities. With each version, we continue to gauge participant response, and test the scalability and responsiveness of the hardware and software we developed.