Interactive streetlamp vine sculpture in New Westminster, BC.
All photos by Philip Lo Photography
Registroid is a mutant vintage cash register that has been modified into a playable, interactive, electro-house looping machine with satisfyingly chunky buttons and blinking lights. Plus, there's a surprise if you manage to hit just the right buttons. Ch-ching!
There are currently 3 different Registroid models,
Pythagorhythm is an interactive-multi-user-music creation installation with two dozen touch-responsive sensors allowing users to remix sounds and change the sound-responsive led lighting. Because of its configuration, it encourages teamwork, collaboration and interactive between participants. Featuring music by Longwalkshortdock.
Presented at Bass Coast, Shambhala, Beakerhead, Otherworld and IMBY Festivals, BC. Canada 2017-18
Participants approach a large triangle shaped structure, glowing with LED lights. They place their hand on the railing, triggering a sound loop to play and the lights respond in time to the sounds. Placing their other hand on the railing adds a second, different sound loop to the mix. Another participant joins in, adding a third loop, this one a thumpy beat. They both begin to bob their heads, and in time, shift their hands to new sensors along the railing, changing the soundscape and remixing the song. Every sound stays in time, and in key, making even the most musically-hopeless participant feel like a musician.
120VAC, 500W max.
Number of Simultaneous Users:
1 to 12
Dimensions (L x W x H):
10ft x 10ft x 8ft
Space requirement with users:
20ft x 20ft x 9ft
Weatherproof for indoor or outdoor setup.
Interactive music-making machine created with an old rotary phone and organ pedals
A giant glowing interactive sculpture made from reclaimed shipping containers. Currently installed at Dockside Green in Victoria.
The Amazing Philliphone is an fully-playable beer bottle organ built from an 1886 Chicago Cottage Pump Organ. Built for Phillips Brewery in 2013.
A five-storey-tall musical instrument installed on the Bastion Square Parkade in Victoria, BC. Sensors embedded into railings create sounds and play music loops, with sound-responsive LED lighting.
Playable LED wall remix-station, controlled with an X-box Kinect. Built by Monkey C with software developed by Limbic Media
A portable version of the Musical Railings, with music created by Longwalkshortdock.
Playable kinectic scuplture created with vintage analog machines, controlled with an X-box Kinect. Built by Monkey C with software developed by Limbic Media
Motion-controlled LED painting wall, controlled with an X-box Kinect. Built by Monkey C with software developed by Limbic Media
Interactive exhibit of vintage mutant machines, displayed at the 2015 Victoria Film Festival.
A 42-tap beer trailer created for Phillips Brewery. Working closely with the art team at Phillips, Monkey C created the moving parts and lighting for the project.
The Bubble Organ is an electronic organ that was modified with LEDS and toy bubbleguns. It lights up, makes sounds and blows bubbles when the keys are pressed.