MAESTRO – Sharjah Light Festival

Music for interactive projection-mapping

Description: Generative music composition for 3 interactive experiences involving projection on a 500-meter-wide monument, for the Sharjah Light Festival 2017 in the United Arab Emirates.

The sounds and visuals are generated as an audience member touches the surface of a physical model of the monument. Each mapping becomes a unique audio and visual experience.


  • SAND, the user plays with sand particules and generates a desert-themed soundscape (oriental voices, oud, wind and storm).


  • ORGAN, the user becomes a DJ, playing with an interactive looper that triggers video and audio loops (bass, drums, synthesizers and effects).


  • MOSAIC, the user transforms the shapes and colors of Islamic mosaics activating tailored-made sound effects.


  • The visual and interactive part was designed by Maya, Stephanie, Cyril and Joan from Hand Coded.
  • We created the sound design and musical compositions of the project.