Ballerine

Ballerine

The ballerine is a unique interface which functions like an acoustic maraca. It is shaped like a ball and the sound is triggered by shaking. The intensity of the sound corresponds to the intensity of the movement, with especially vigorous movements leaving a short resonant trail.

This instrument is especially suited to dance performances, in which performers can use it as a prop and generate their own musical accompaniment through their movements as they dance.

Photo courtesy of Anthony Collins