The development of the Music Paint Machine is characterized by a so-called "spiral model" of collaboration between the different developers, each of them bringing in their specific knowledge, skills and experience. Musical, musicological and pedagogical premises challenged the development of the soft- and hardware, but at the same time the soft- and hardware development challenged existing and led to new didactic practices.
Dr. Luc Nijs
design of pedagogical practices
design and execution of experiments
Drs. Bart Moens
soft- & hardware (second and third prototype)
hardware (all prototypes)
Dr. Pieter Coussement
software (first prototype)
Pressure Sensing Mat
The Music Paint Machine uses an in house developed coloured pressure sensing mat. The spiral collaboration between Ivan Schepers, Bart Moens and Luc Nijs has led to different prototypes, each of them creating new possibilities.
Moreover, the development of the MPM-mat has inspired a series of implementations outside the MPM-research, using adpated version for research in rehabilitation (Dr. Micheline Lesaffre), performance (Drs. Esther Coorevits).
Read more on the MPM-mat and its version