Remixing Tinikling

NIME 2019 Performance

Remixing Tinikling is a live performance inspired by the traditional Filipino folk dance "tinikling." Sensors in the bamboo poles and on the dancer's feet transform these elements into digital instruments. It was performed at the annual NYU ITP NIME show on December 6th, 2019.

First instrument prototype

Remote in bamboo

NIME show intro

NIME show transition

NIME show end


  • Arduino Nano IoT 33
  • Wii Controllers
  • OSCulator
  • Max MSP
  • Node.js
  • Ableton Live
  • Power tool fabrication


Co-Performers: Anna Gudnason, Son Luu

Advisors: Luisa Pereira, Mercedes Blasco Esparza

Special Thanks: NIME 2019 cohort, residents, volunteers

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