Richard Cáceres is an artist who creates
experimental systems for musical expression.
As a kid growing up, my favorite video games were multiplayer games. Having spent so much time playing them, it is no surprise that I still desire multiplayer experiences. This NES controller to MIDI converter is another exploration of the connections between sound/music and play/games. It is an interface for sonic collaboration and entertainment.
So far I have only used it by myself. When used in this way, the interaction takes on a whole new direction. The performer finds ways to use all the controllers at once. This can be done with the feet, elbows, palms, head, etc.
The controllers as instruments can be used to trigger anything from sonic explosions to calm meditation.
Two arpeggiated mbiras with kettle noises and door squeaks:
Improvizational duet with melodious second half:
Noisey upright bass and kitchen noises:
Materials: Custom electronics, Nintendo controllers, MIDI, Audio