production in collaboration with Yamaha Corporation
Tenori-On is a device with an interface similar to a video game console, and designed to use light and sound to create a new type of musical instrument. The 256 LED lights, arranged so that there are 16 vertical lines in 16 horizontal rows, function as switches; they create patterns of light that allow the player to visually control the sound. Tenori-On allows everyone to play music intuitively, creating a "visible music" interface. Tenori-On provides six different performance and sound/light modes for broad performance versatility, and these modes can be combined and used simultaneously for rich, complex musical expression.