Compose:Me is design as a toy to help kids learning music and make them able to recognize notes and compose some simple music.
The device look like a music sheet where you can place magnets instead of notes and the device will automatically play the notes in a loop.
There is 8 different columns where you can place notes (magnets) and you can put two notes at a time (we are working on increasing this number). It is possible to change the length of each notes between simple and double with switches and you can also change the whole tempo with the side fader. The device has internal speakers but it also possible to play the music on earphones or external speakers and you can control the volume with the fader at the very left.
After presenting this project in the Physical computing course we went at the art school of Valand to present it at an experimental music exhibition on the 17/10/09. We got some very nice feedback and it encouraged us to keep on working on the device.
For the evolution of Compose:Me we first want to upgrade it so it can handle more tones at a time and then create other device of the same kind that could interact with each other and/or make Compose:Me able to communicate with a computer to be able to play more complex sound with it.