Mendelssohn Effektorium

Virtual Orchestra  –  Interactive Installation



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


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