Music Hackspace / Anna Meredith / Somerset House


Sarabande for Zamboni

Interactive music performance

Sarabande for Zamboni is a composition by Anna Meredith performed daily by the ice rink’s resurfacing machine. The piece was commissioned by Somerset House and performed daily over the Winter 2017-18 season.

I worked with Music Hackspace and Anna to develop a system to track the speed and location of the Zamboni across the ice rink using a mounted iPhone running a bespoke app. This communicated back to a base station where additional software translated the GPS coordinates and movement data into performance instructions for Anna’s piece.

Tools: C++, openFrameworks, Cinder, Ableton Live.