The Effektorium is the main attraction of the Mendelssohn Museum in Leipzig, Germany. It is an interactive installation which allows the visitor to conduct a virtual orchestra, made up of the conductor's desk and thirteen audio-visual panels.
At the conductor's desk, visitors can choose from a range of compositions, and conduct the orchestra in real time by using a wooden baton. Furthermore, the conductor
can change the instrumentation, the concert space, the tuning of the instruments, the visualization, the room color and much more. At aconica, we took care of the recording supervision, sound
production and the entire programming of the audio software.
The idea for the Effektorium originated in the cooperation between the Bertron Schwarz Frey Studio and WHITEvoid.
WHITEvoid administered the implementation.
Client – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Stiftung
Agency – WHITEvoid
Idea and creative direction – Christopher Bauder
Software and visuals – Markus Lerner
Sound production – Martin Backes, Patrick Muller
Sound programming – Patrick Muller
Supervision Recording – Martin Backes
Exhibition design – Bertron Schwarz Frey
Media technology – 235 Media
Leipzig, Berlin, 2014