The ChandeLIA 2018
The ChandeLIA is a unique suspended musical instrument that explores spatial gesture mapping and microtonality. The hacked chandelier hangs motionless, occasionally flickering its lights to entice the audience to interact with it. When the ChandeLIA is touched, the piece illuminates and a tone is created. Moving the chandelier in different ways (such as swinging, spinning or holding the instrument upside-down) cause changes to the tone, such as microtonal pitch shifts and audio effects. The instrument was designed to sound like a mixture of the organic bell-like sound of tapping on the metal chandelier, and the sound of electricity powering the lights.