Transform Any Everyday Object Into A Virtual Musical Instrument
The AR Music Kit lets you create a DIY experience with just paper and your phone's camera
Yuri Suzuki is the creative director and founder of London-based YS Lab, a creative consultancy specializing in interaction design and bespoke musical instruments. Together with the Data Arts Team from Google, Suzuki has developed an Android app that enables the user to turn anything into a musical instrument. All they need is a camera phone and a few pieces of paper.
The AR Music Kit allows anyone with a smartphone to access a creative platform to make music in an unexpected and unusual way, creating their own unique DIY musical experiences. The app utilizes AR markers, which can be printed out and cut up. When the code on these markers is picked up by the camera, the app translates it into a musical note and plays it back to you.