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Sound Forest

Sound Forest is a collaborative research project carried out between Sound and Music Computing at KTH and the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts (Scenkonstmuseet) in Stockholm.

It is a multisensory installation and a large-scale Digital Musical Instrument (DMI) incorporating sound, haptic feedback and colored lights. Five light-emitting interactive strings, vibrating haptic platforms and speakers are used to provide multisensory feedback and musical content. The installation will be on display at the Museum of Performing Arts until 2020. 


Duration of the project: 2016-ongoing


E. Frid and H. Lindetorp, "Haptic Music : Exploring Whole-Body Vibrations and Tactile Sound for a Multisensory Music Installation," in Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC) 2020, 2020, pp. 68-75.
J. Paloranta et al., "Interaction with a large sized augmented string instrument intended for a public setting," in Sound and Music Computing 2016, 2016, pp. 388-395.
E. Frid et al., "Sound Forest - Evaluation of an Accessible Multisensory Music Installation," in Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2019, pp. 1-12.
R. Bresin et al., "SOUND FOREST/LJUDSKOGEN: A LARGE-SCALE STRING-BASED INTERACTIVE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT," in Sound and Music Computing 2016, 2016, pp. 79-84.


Press Release. "Alla kan spela i Ljudskogen"  (in Swedish). Press release photo available here .

KTH News. "Sch – lyssna på KTH:s ljudforskning!"  (in Swedish)

Svenska Dagbladet. "En skog av ljud öppnar på Scenkonstmuseet"  (in Swedish)

Scenkonstmuseet News. "De har skapat Ljudskogen"  (in Swedish)