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Watch Four Glowing Tops Spin Music

Myriam Bleau's 'Soft Revolvers' combines LED-embedded tops, algorithms, and motion data in an illuminating performance.
March 22, 2015, 3:00pm
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When artist Myriam Bleau spins her four clear acrylic LED-embedded tops, she can change and inform an algorithm running an electronic musical arrangement. For her performance, Soft Revolvers, each top is linked to an instrument and their motion data is captured by sensors. "With their large circular spinning bodies and their role as music playing devices, the tops strongly evoke turntables and DJ culture, hip hop and dance music," describes Bleau on her site. Below, see her spinning orchestra in action:

SOFT REVOLVERS from Myriam Bleau on Vimeo.

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