Paul Pillitteri

Projects - Urban Thump

Urban Thump


Officially selected prototype for the 2016 San Francisco "Market Street Prototyping Festival" sponsored by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Planning Department, and the James L. Knight Foundation.

Collaborative Music Creation, Driven by Gestures and Physical Interaction.

Who doesn’t love to tap, rap, plunk, and thump on things? Creating rhythmic music with our hands, feet and found objects has special meaning for humans.

The Urban Thump project was uniquely interactive, where people from all cultures, demographics and socioeconomic characteristics came to intuitively create rhythmic music together. Each participant, or group of participants, shaped their own compositional output, based upon individualized gestures and physical interaction with the installation and fellow players.