To celebrate the launch of our new website we'd like to present the DYSssonance project by Alexandra Theunissen. Alexandra used Ototo build musical sequencer based on colours and shapes, so that when you roll the bar across the blocks it triggers notes on the Ototo to play melodies!
DYSsonance is an alternative system to understand, read and compose music. Initially invented for dyslexic persons, it aims to help all visual thinkers in their process of learning music. It is based on a new graphical musical notation system composed of colourful and simple shapes. DYSsonance translates the rhythm into geometric figures and notes into colours. The reference is the cube (crochet), which is either divided or multiplied to express the variations of the rhythm. A rectangle represents the minim, the right-angle triangle the quaver, and so on.
The DYSsonance musical notation is completed by three different objects: wooden block to materialize the notes and understand the musical structure, digital books to listen to the partition and learn a sheet music and a digital musical instrument to compose music “with the notation”.