Mazetools Soniface is related to the idea of a „sonification interface“ - a space, where people can associate sound with their inner feelings. The development was inspired by thoughts about geometry, cymatics, color theory and music therapy.
The app combines electronic music production and audiovisual performance. A movable grid works as a visual synthesizer. It generates sounds in relation to its shape and color. In addition, beats and rhythms can be made with a built-in groove sequencer.
Mazetools Soniface is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Get the app on Soniface.io
The software has been developed by Stephan Kloß since 2012. Inspired by works about cymatics, color theory and mathematics Stephan designed a morphable grid that generates sounds in relation to its shape and color. His vision was to create a space, where people could associate sound with their inner feelings like it's practice in music therapy. The idea came through his work on the animation short movie “Geometric Poetry” (2011).
Between 2013-2015 Stephan and his companions have started to use the visual side of the prototype for projections. The amount of functions grew continuously and they have started to integrate it into AV and VJ live performances and studio sessions under the pseudonym „Ectoplastic Laboratory”.
In the end of 2015, Stephan began to work on a concept for a mobile app with the name “Mazetools”. The words maze and tools take reference to a process between exploration and expression. In June 2016, he launched the first Mazetools Beta for Android and iOS. Together with his companion Jakob Gruhl, he received a scholarship for innovative technologies from the state Sachsen-Anhalt and the EU. They founded the company „Ectoplastic UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)“ and released Mazetools Soniface 1.0 in May 2017.
Visual Music Performance
While programming, designing and testing, we do a lot of music with Soniface. In the past we played many audiovisual performances with the latest MazeTools prototypes and gave workshops as well. Feel free to contact us, if you are interested in the concept, audiovisual performances, installations, workshops or productions.