Chin Music is a series using a chin interface to trigger midi music notes or computer speech when I chew food, do chin ups, or use my chin in new and absurd ways. The activity I am performing or the food I am chewing to trigger the chin interface is thematically paired with the music or computer speech to program myself to achieve a desired result.
Portable campfire violin marshmallow roaster. Plays "Kumbaya" through a wireless mouse trigger hidden under the chin rest. Good for indoor/outdoor parties or even in the office break room for group bonding.
Cut out violin, hibachi grill, sterno, wireless mouse, skewer bow, marshmallows, Max MSP.
Chin up bar with buttercup chin interface. The space bar on the keyboard in the adapted window planter is triggered by my chin, causing the computer to speak a syllable of the question "Do You Like Butter?" If I get to 5 chin ups, the computer will tell me "No, You Don't Like Butter." If I can't get to five chin ups, the computer will tell me "Yes, You Like Butter." Based on the children's game of holding a buttercup under the chin and looking for a yellow reflection to see if their friend likes butter. I put the buttercups on the chin up bar and let my body weight help answer the question.
Playing the part of a rushed doctor on TV. Putting first aid kit items into my mouth to trigger, through the movement of my chin, the theme song to the TV show "ER."
Double chin trigger, first aid kit, neck brace posture supporter, Max MSP.
Eating a piece of beef jerky triggers, through chin movements, the midi score of the theme song from "The Magnificent 7."
Chin trigger, neck brace posture supporter, wireless mouse, Max MSP, beef jerky.
I practice taking it on the chin while triggering the midi score of "Gonna Fly Now" from the film "Rocky."
Chin switch, posture support neck brace, desktop punching bag, Max MSP.
As I eat the Take Five candy bar, which is where the saxophone mouthpiece is supposed to be, I trigger through the movement of my chin the midi score of "Take Five." The trigger is hidden under my "jazz musician" scarf.
Alto Sax, Take Five candy bar, chin trigger, neck brace posture supporter, wireless mouse, Max MSP.