Sonic Avanscena is a interactive installation for concrete sounds controlled by sensors produced for the Avanscena International Festival of Scenography and Theatre Costumes in Treviso, Italy.
It consists of a system of 4 couples of stereo speakers placed in a round room according to the disposition of theatre costumes designed by the artist Mateja Benedetti.
Different sounds connected with the materials the costumes are made with are triggered when visitors enter the room. Real time processing and spatialisation of sounds happens when a visitor is in front of a particular costume, according to its nature.
Sonic Avanscena is made with Arduino, infra-red sensors, light sensors and Max/Msp.