Movements



An app that facilitates playful physical collaboration by transforming a group of players into an orchestra.


Many of us spend more time in front of screens than we do sleeping. Much of this time is spent on our phones in sedentary isolation. As an antidote to this, I developed a local multiplayer game that encourages physical collaborative play, with spatial, multichannel audio by Efterklang (4AD/Sony/ATV).

Players are instructed to perform unique movements. Each movement synchronously produces the sound of a different musical instrument. If one participant doesn’t perform correctly, their instrument becomes quieter. In 2014 I successfully demonstrated the prototype in a number of London schools and offices.


Testing the app with pupils at Holy Family Rc Primary School, in London.

Testing the app with writers and editors at The Wire Magazine, in London.


Testing the app with pupils at Holy Family Rc Primary School, in London.

The underlying technology enables spatial, surround sound audio playback through common devices such as phones and tablets. This could be used to supplement video or to create immersive audio experiences.
Mark