Sming is an interactive choir installation offering people the chance to be both a conductor and an entire choir simultaneously. We first record the visitor’s voice in audio and video. The voice is analysed and software-modified to compose a full choir, from baritone to soprano. People will then lead the orchestra thanks to the magical baton. A 3 axis-accelerometer is placed inside the baton to follow the conductor’s movements. Users take the control of the choir’s rhythm and intensity, and give the music a full artistic personality. Each screen is a voice of the choir and is created from the original sound that was recorded first. The music you will hear is determined by people movements and tone of voice and is inspired by chords of musical writers. We want to make people experience the music in a different way, as they are immersed into their own vibration and harmony.
Co-produced by KIKK, Les Tombées de la nuit, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Flagey, Mons 2025 Foundation and MARS (Mons Arts de la Scène).