Unveiled and exhibited at the 2011 SPOT Festival in Aarhus, Denmark – RADARTABLE flipped the conventional view of what to expect from a concert or musical experience on its head. RADARTABLE is an interactive, audiovisual installation, a musical instrument, and a platform for creative and social interaction. It allows the audience to express themselves musically and collaborate with each other to influence their concert experience – even if they normally have no prerequisites for playing music.
The musician and producer, Henrik Munch, has composed the musical foundation which comes to life through the audience. By placing and interacting with tangible cubes on the table surface, the audience defines how the music should sound and how it will evolve.
One set of cubes represents musical loops, which can be combined, layered, and offer full control of the volume levels of each element. Another set of cubes represents musical effects (reverb, delay, etc) which can easily be applied to the musical loops to create some very complex expressions. This amount of freedom allows the audience to take the music in a direction the original composer never anticipated - and in essence creating a whole new and unique piece of music.
RADARTABLE is the second iteration of the table. It is designed and developed by CAVI, and was exhibited at SPOT Festival 2011 in collaboration with Musikcáfeen.
The first iteration, called DJStation, was a part of a research project and exhibition experiment which aimed to explore how young people, the so called Digital Natives, use, consume, and interact with digital and social media.