The Balloon Projections is a set of interactive visuals made for the Danish musician Oh Land. During live performances the balloons interact with specific parts of the music, that being projected heads singing background vocals or blinking lights triggered by the drums. The result is a real-time interaction between the musicians in Oh Land and their background visuals.
The central part of the Ballon Projections is a custom piece of software written in C++ and the open source visual framework OpenFrameworks. The software includes an interactive plotter to record the position of the ballons, a MIDI listener that receives notes from the musicians, and a visual playlist loader that makes it easy to map specific songs to specific visual outputs.
This project is a collaboration with Paul Rothman.