The Jelkotron Mark 3, codenamed “Cat Piano”, is a synthesizer: an experimental, audiovisual, Euclidean step sequencer. Based on an Euclidean algorithm, it generates structures in a game engine that influence both acoustic and visual aspects as rhythmic elements.
Individual sonic elements can be precisely controlled, and synthesized tones of pentatonic scales and sound samples are employed. The figures are simulations that interact with the sounds, their environment and the player. They run, dance or follow more abstract movement patterns.
The sequencer is controlled by a self-made controller, equipped with rotary encoders, potentiometers and buttons. The camera is controlled via a connected gamepad.
Seminar project as part of the “Data-Driven Narratives” seminar by Professor Michael Bielcky