Simpletones : Collaborative Sound Exploration for Novices
Simpletones is an interactive sound system that enables a sense of musical collaboration for non-musicians. Participants create simple sound compositions with ease in real time through the use of collaborative sound controllers. Thus Simpletones encourages playful human-to-human interactions through a simple interface and a simple set of basic rules. This enables novices to focus on collaborative aspects of performing, such as synchronizing movements and collective decision-making; ultimately engaging a state of group ﬂow.
The aim of Simpletones is to make collaborative musical experiences more approachable for novices, allowing them to experience something usually considered the reserve of trained performers.