The SXSW Interplay Lab Allows Users to Control Music with Their Hands

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 10, 2016
References: sxsw.deloittedigital & psfk
A new SXSW event called the 'Interplay Lab' allows festival goers to manipulate music with their hands. While listening to music is primarily an auditory experience, this event allows users to enjoy their favorite compositions through different senses.

The Interplay Lab is part of Deloitte Digital's 'Audience Reactive Composition' exhibit at SXSW. The event is designed to offer a new kind of musical experience by giving users the ability to manipulate instrumental compositions with their hands. This is possible through the use of five new musical instruments that allow users to experiment with different sounds. The instruments react intuitively, giving the user the power to control and create entire compositions.

The event ultimately offers a more interactive way to experience SXSW by going beyond the idea of passive listening.