The Canon is a compositional technique for creating musical harmony by repetition of similar melody with time delay.

In this installation, the canon is reinterpreted as an emergent kinetic musical instrument.
It consists of six layered kinetic sculpture making rhythmical percussion sound by its own motion. The motion of each kinetic sculpture is triggered by the present position of body walking through space over time. In this way, it generates overlayed emergent percussion sound and motion with interval depending on overlapping the present and the past of body in space.

Researchers: Qianhua Fu, Jung Lim

My role: concept, visual presentation, physical installation

More detail of the project can be seen here.

Canon on Projct Fair. Photo credit: Sarah Lever

Concept Animation

Physical Installation

Live Performance