Jess Godwin, an artist and musician we follow on Instagram is working on a full series using Makey Makey to create beautiful and colorful videos. (If you like the videos, consider supporting Jess on Patreon!) She reprogrammed the inputs on Makey Makey to be key commands for her midi controller, plus she's sampled her own voice for each input. This work is so delightful and we are happy to share it with you!
Check out her amazing series so far.
We asked her a little about these videos and what inspired her.
Wow. That is so cool to think about. That you can make your own worlds and sing in those worlds. Make sure "Kid You" stays healthy! We are big fans of this imaginitive worlds you are creating!
Love to hear that tinkering with Makey Makey and being challenged is what pushes you to make great art!
"I started seeing some amazing fruit loop videos online two years ago! Overly ambitious, I got it in my head that I was going to create a Big-style piano using 2 white yoga mats and silk flowers. I had the whole thing cut out and glued, I had the Makey Makey gear...and then life happened. RIP yoga mat piano, wherever you are. I was so excited to pull your product out for Color Pop this year! The first time I managed to route my voice samples to the blue legos (or the cardboard foil sandwiches underneath them), I was so happy, I couldn’t stop laughing! "
Isn't that the best? When you discover a new combination of conductors and insulators and it creates spontaneous laughter? Remind us to show you our bread board made with literal bread!
"I’ve gone back and forth between Ableton and Logic for years, but Ableton will always be my greatest love! It has been an incredible asset to performing live. I’m currently developing a one-woman looping musical using Ableton. I’m also a huge fan of my Novation launchpad, Launchkey, Focusrite interface, and most importantly, a Neumann mic for my vocals, thanks to a 2019 sour cream jingle check."
Thanks for sharing more info about this intriguing series. We can't wait to see more!