FLUX is a tactile instrument for a gestural control of electronic sounds.
This project is the result of in-depth research regarding shape, materials and ergonomics, inspired by traditional acoustic instruments. Unlike most of the existing electronic instruments, acoustic instruments have a very rich gestural repertoire. Flux aims to reintroduce expressive gesture into the instrumental practice of electronic music. The touch sensors allow for the development of new types of instrumental gestures.
An electronic instrument, besides playing music, can have the power to bring together the two worlds : the classical instrumentalists and the electronic music artists. One of the main goals of this project was to render the gestures intelligible and allow the electronic music player to engage in a dialogue with classical instrumentalists.
WINNER - RED DOT AWARD : DESIGN CONCEPT 2017
Graduation Project, ENSCI Les Ateliers
Project Advisors: Matt Sindall, Roland Cahen
Drawing and prototyping in collaboration with Azilis Jüngst
Sound & Composition: Fergus (Simon Larcher), Emilien Ghomi