From the archive, originally posted by: [ spectre ]


“The interactive machine International Dance Party is a complete plug
‘n’ play party in a box. The machine comes as a large, non-suspicious
looking flightcase. Internally, it is equipped with cutting edge radar
sensing technology, an ear blasting state of the art 600W sound
system, tons of psychedelic light and laser effects, and even a
professional grade fog machine.

Through its dance activity radar, the International Dance Party
detects and evaluates motion input from surrounding people in
realtime. Several sophisticated transforming mechanisms let the
flightcase turn into a powerful and boosting party machine, once the
visitors start to dance within the machine’s range of perception.

The audience controls the complexity of the generated music and the
intensity of the light effects directly by the energy of its dance
action. When there is no audience, or when the audience is not active
enough, the machine stops its performance and transforms back into a
transport crate.

Check out the video about the device!

Beginner Set “Junior IDP”
You can’t afford the “real thing” but nevertheless, you want to throw
a party? This beginner set might be exactly what you need: It consists
out of a used ghettoblaster, model “Telefunken Bajazzo”, one red light
bulb [hopefully still working ] and twenty DIY fog machines, type
“Marlboro”. The party kit comes with a circumstantial instruction
manual in three dead languages [Latin, ancient Greek, and we forgot
the third]. You can own this exclusive package for only $99.

For renting the IDP, please contact:
email : rentals [at] internationaldanceparty [dot] com
For purchase requests, please contact:
email : sales [at] internationaldanceparty [dot] com
For any other inquiries, please contact:
email : info [at] internationaldanceparty [dot] com

Niklas Roy
email : nikl [at] s-roy [dot] de

The IDP was created by Adad Hannah [Montreal] and Niklas Roy [Berlin]
in late 2007. IDP’s generative music was produced by Baddd Spellah
[Vancouver]. Many thanks to John Tennant, who helped a lot with the
Max/MSP programming. The project was funded by Interstices.”

Leave a Reply