Wearables

MONSTERFRAU /Wicke-Aengenheyster performs the iPhoneCostume. Upcycling iPhones 4 and iPhones 5 to a new interface for musical and performance expression - up to 8 iPhones are turned into a powerful midi controller for movement control. Movements control instruments and effect racks in Ableton Live.
Videostill: Guido Cord / MFLWA 2019

Upcycling iPhones 4 and/or 5 to a powerful midi-controller as new interface for musical and dance performance expression (NIME/NIMPE):

Full body movements control music instruments and effects in Ableton Live. One finger point does the trick.

photo: Mitja Kobal 2017

The DIY-Hard- and Software developed by Martin Moser and MONSTERFRAU was an important step towards the iPhoneCostume. To enable and disable the tilt sensors' data streams, MONSTERFRAU was using a Midi-Controller aside from her body. The audience did not always understand, which movement controls what part of the sound. The finger point was missing, buttons were small and visual feedback for the tilt sensors' activity was missing.

MONSTERFRAU's Synthesizersuit exhibited in Technical Museum Vienna having two Subtle Noisemakers on breast and belly with a multitude of buttons, faders and potentiometers covering her naked skin, a powerful wearable musical instrument
photo: Mitja Kobal 2018

Wearing two subtle noisemakers and the external control over an electron machinedrum near to your skin means to wear a soundcostume means to appear as sound means to change with your sound means to become the sound.