Well I’m building a new kind of instrument, so I’m trying to build a community of musicians to play with it and help build it, together, into something really valuable.
It was a little white lie—until I heard myself say it.
Then I realized how ridiculous it was that it wasn’t the truth. It immediately dawned on me how transformative turning full-force to the music & developer community could be, especially right now. To date I’ve held back from opening up to others. Until recently I was still forming my vision for the project. Without a clear vision, opening up to a community—any community—would have probably led to confusion and frustration. It might have been exciting in some regards, but would have lacked productive direction. Ultimately it might have killed what I believe could be a fundamentally transformative concept in digital music performance. I needed some time to figure out what it was that I believed in.
Now—having developed some of the rudimentary principles as a prototype, and having a clear vision for Motiv, I think it’s the perfect time to invite others to play, develop, and otherwise shape the experience. Community is the driving force behind the development of WordPress, openFrameworks, and the Arduino physical computing platform (not to mention all the Kinect Hacking happening as well). Each one of these projects relies on the collective shaping power of the community and a directing vision of a core group in communication with that community.
So, today, I’m Issuing an open call on meetup.com to musicians and developers alike. Let’s get together, play, and develop Motiv into an intuitive, powerful, and expressive musical tool. Let’s collaborate! If you have friends who fall into one of those categories, spread the word!
Join the meet-up group:
Motiv Musicians MEETUP.COM Page
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This is gonna be fun.