EFFEKTORIUM – Interactive Museography
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EFFEKTORIUM – Interactive Museography / Interactive Sound & Light Installation

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Our Service:
Creative Direction Sound, Supervision Recording, Sound Production and Programming
WHITEvoid & Bertron Schwarz Frey
Leipzig, Germany
February 15, 2014

The centerpiece of the newly reopened Mendelssohn Museum is the interactive media installation „Effectorium“. Visitors can conduct a digital orchestra using a wall and touch screen. By using a browser interface, you can navigate through various songs of the composer.


Mendelssohn songs, and interactively control the Orchestra. The LED panels representing singers, musicians and notes, and visualizing the music through light signals. By using the conductor`s wand (Motion-tracking via 3-D camera), visitors can change the tempo of the orchestral performance in real-time. The touch screen serves as an interactive control center for the following parameters:

  • position within the score
  • volume for single orchestral or choral groups
  • selective mute to hear individual instruments
  • visualization of score and notes
  • compare a music piece as directed by five different conductors
  • room acoustics: dry, music salon, concert hall, church
  • tuning: historical instruments (pitch 430 hz) and modern instruments (pitch 443 hz)
  • visualization of timbre and volume (LEDs)
  • general lighting

Visitors can move freely within the „orchestra pit“ in order to listen to the individual instruments through their respective speakers. This creates the illusion of a real orchestra.


Interactive multimedia installation with gesture control (motion-tracking via LEAP) and touchscreen

Lead Agency

Creativ Direction, Programming GUI and Visuals by WHITEvoid
Interior Design by Bertron Schwarz Frey

For more information

Mendelssohn House