2023 Galleries

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Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Digital
Designer: Ziyu Zhang, Yutong Zhang, Yutan Li
Design Type: Mixed Reality, Concept
Company / Organization / School: ArtCenter Immersion Lab
Team Members: Ziyu Zhang, Yutong Zhang, Yutan Li

Remember those magical moments when you transformed everyday objects into musical instruments, lost in your own world of rhythmic creativity? It's a sensation that captures the essence of childhood wonder and the boundless potential of imagination. MUSO takes these cherished moments and elevates them to a whole new level, offering an immersive musical journey while simultaneously introducing user to the fundamentals of music theory. MUSO is a groundbreaking XR music synthesizer that invites young minds to embark on an extraordinary musical adventure, turning ordinary objects into enchanting instruments. Designed with the playful spirit of youth in mind, MUSO empowers kids to create their own musical bands and explore endless soundscapes, all without the need for prior musical knowledge or technical skills. Key Features of MUSO: 1. Intuitive Interaction: Through simple taps, clicks, or gentle rubs, kids can bring their musical ideas to life. Square shapes mimic percussion, circles represent melodies... 2. Music Theory Learning: As kids play and create music with MUSO, they simultaneously receive gentle guidance on music theory concepts. 3. Unlocking Creativity: Every object holds a world of unique musical possibilities, waiting to be uncovered and explored. MUSO's interactive methods encourage kids to experiment, fostering their creative development.