Project Description

Gestophon is a multi-channel spatial audio environment that could be influenced by simple, familiar hand gestures. By interacting with the sensor interface, users could manipulate the location of sound in space and modulate various timbral qualities of the soundscape. The relationship between the control interface and realtime audio processing is very direct and transparent, making expressive, gratifying sound exploration accessible to all, regardless of physical ability or musical background.


Emad Jamal is a New York based multidisciplinary artist and emerging media student at Hunter College. Their recent works focus on the development of intuitive interfaces for audio and video play. Their work is heavily inspired by patterns in physics and biology, looping feedback systems, and the relationships between audience, performer, and instrument. In their work, Emad aims to facilitate expressive and gratifying interactions with sound for all participants, regardless of their background or physical ability.