1989 - 2000 The Hands II

This photograph was taken by Carla van Thijn. It shows Michel Waisvisz in 1991 with the second version of The Hands.
This version was built together with Bert Bongers.
The improvements consisted of a single wooden frame as the main body for attaching the various sensors, better components and a more reliable wiring-system.
Also the software was rewritten completely using the new Spider-programming-system.
To increase the possibilities of using The Hands as a conductor instrument software was developed to manipulate strings of MIDI events: the Lick Machine.
In the second half of the 90ties The Hands were used together with specially designed sound manipulation software: LiSa.
More information about these softwares can be found at the steim.org site