Collidoscope is a new captivating, collaborative interactive sound environment. Starting by recording the world around you into Collidoscope -your voice, the old thumb piano or the crackling of a crisp packet- in the blink of an eye those become malleable material for your creativity.
Think of Collidoscope as a musical microscope that allows you to zoom into sounds and explore their beautiful peculiarities, and in the next moment, to play and perform your sonic discoveries like a musical instrument. Collidoscope is designed to be explored in collaboration, and up to four participants can simultaneously collaborate as explorers, sound designers and performers.
Collidoscope has been developed by Ben Bengler and Fiore Martin. Bengler is a creative technologist, interaction designer, researcher and sound artist. His interactive works have been exhibited in major art museums and at international media art exhibitions. Martin is a creative software developer and electronic music aficionado, who draws on an extensive experience in programming real-time audio, visuals and haptics. Both work at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) of Queen Mary University of London in Interactional Sound and Music (ISAM).