Classical instruments and resonance: Marvin Ayres' Sacred Spaces project

Composer Marvin Ayres combines classical instruments with Ableton Live to explore reverberation and resonance in his Sacred Spaces project. The instruments are tuned to match the unique reverb of the room in which the performance takes place. Layering these instruments in Live, Ayres creates what he refers to as "harmonic clusters" of sound. 

Improvisations that emerge from this process are unique to the spaces in which they are performed. Watch an excerpt from one of the shows: