Masatoshi Hamanaka, Takayuki Nakatsuka, Shigeo Morishima

Melody Slot Machine

https://doi.org/10.1145/3305367.3327985

Jury Prize

SIGGRAPH 2019 Emerging Technologies

https://s2019.siggraph.org/conference/programs-events/emerging-technologies/

We developed an interactive music system called the “Melody Slot Machine, ” which provides an experience of manipulating a music performance. The melodies used in the system are divided into multiple segments, and each segment has multiple variations of melodies. By turning the dials manually, users can switch the variations of melodies freely. When you pull the slot lever, the melody of all segments rotates, and melody segments are randomly selected. Since the performer displayed in a hologram moves in accordance with the selected variation of melody, users can enjoy the feeling of manipulating the performance.