Incredible Kinect Live Music Performance

Australian composer and sound artist Chris Vik showed off some Kinect magic at the Microsoft REMIX11 conference in Sydney earlier this month. He uses the Kinect sensor in conjunction with Ableton to control sound samples to produce an amazing live music performance. Incredible stuff.

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Creative Technologist at Microsoft in the UK working in the Developer & Platform Evangelism group, he is at the forefront of emerging technologies being developed across Microsoft and champions their deployment to developers and digital agencies. His work is focused around mobile, the web and Natural User Interfaces.

2 Comments So Far, what do you think?

  1. Dominic Mason

    That’s smart stuff, very nicely polished.

    Here’s a music control toolkit with the Kinect from my man Jay back in March:

    Keep on pushing the Kinect creativity!

  2. vincent john vincent

    This is great. Excellent use of musical sequences and gestures to pull in the various compnents of the peice. I co-invented video gesture control 25 years ago with Francis MacDougall to create a virtual reality performance instrument and then peformed around the world with it for over 15 years. Here’s a sample performance using a 2D camera: We invented video gesture control with 3D Depth cameras in 2000. We have licenced our patents and technology to Sony for the EyeToy/Move on the PlayStation and Microsoft for the XBOX….We are thrilled to see the Kinect out on the XBOX…..I love seeing creative performance applications with the Kinect….this is the best I’ve seen so far…check our out Maestro3D SDK for 3D depth cameras including the Kinect and a number of the 3D gesture control applications we have been creating over the last 10 years: ….

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