Particle Beat

Particle Beat

Particle Beat is a music particle system between two machines. In this system, particles are created on mouse click and fall downward off the screen. Each particle has different tones based on their location on the screen. Particles can be created by either machine, creating a collaborative visual and musical experience.

Visual effect

On one machine, an entire particle system is shown while on the other, no particles exist. The effect is to show particles being sent from one machine to the other, being pulled to the other screen whenever a mouse is clicked.

Audio effect

The screen is split into multiple sections which map to different notes in the Diminished and Pentatonic scales. Depending on their screen locations,the particles trigger different initial scale tones to sound. As these particles fall on screen, they traverse down the mapped scales.