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"Clavier à lumières"

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  1. Kschyschtoff

    Kschyschtoff New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm going to reconstruct Scriabin's light-piano. Does anyone know some books or sites, where I could find more about this instrument?
    Thanks
     
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    Well, according to Yahoo, these are the colors :

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    Whosagiggawha? :?

    Clarify.

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    I once played on a Steinway that was designed by Chuhuli (no idea how to spell his name - he's a glass artist). The lid was all glass and multi colored, the body of the piano was bright orange, the black keys were purple and the white keys were red, or something like that. I probably have the colors all mixed up, but it was the most colorful piano I had ever seen.
     
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    Yes, I know, this is the Scriabin's vision and I've got my own... I was just asking if somebody knows how to build something like this... Anyway, thanks
     
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    Well, today it's very easy to surpass Skriabin's original idea, since in 1910 the technology was very limited.

    If you're wanting to know about the actual design of such a thing, it could by anything from a keyboard activating low voltage relays which would lit whatever, from LEDs to high voltage lights to fiber optics to lasers. You're only limited by your budget and imagination. :wink:

    Personally, I would go much further than just mere switches as activators. You could take a MIDI keyboard and design a custom MIDI decoder that would use logical gates to transpose the MIDI notes into not only the 12 colors of each key forming an octave, but variations of colors according to which octave the keys are played, etc.

    Jean-Michel Jarre build a laser harp around 1980 for his world concerts, which isn't so far from Skriabin's idea.

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    Worked 2 hours on Thursday and 4 hours yesterday... But I finally made something, that could be considered as a simple clavier a lumieres! :D
    I enclose a scheme and 3 photos.
     
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    That reminds me of a children's toy called "simon says" and the object of it is to press the right color button in the pattern provided by the toy....damn things get pretty hard to keep track of :wink:
     

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