Nike Harmonics of Air. Experiential Marketing Case Study



One of my passions is to bring people into a musical experience without needing any background. Harmonic Of Air allows just that — we can put music in people’s hands and give them an understanding of what performing means without needing any previous musical experience.

Inside the sneaker is a gyroscope. The gyroscope is an integral part of the sneakers communication to a musical software via OSC*.

The controlling computer communicates to the gyroscope what sound it should make based upon its position, including any pitch interpolation, cut-off-and any of a variety of additional custom-built sound effects.

This audio-visual experience invites you to create a personalized music performance based on your unique movements and your interactions with our immersive sneaker set.

The sensor reads the visitor’s hand movements, then translates this information into a musical sequence that’s matched to the rhythm.

Open Sound Control (OSC)

Open Sound Control (OSC) is a protocol for communication among computers, sound synthesizers, and other multimedia devices that is optimized for modern networking technology. This simple yet powerful protocol provides everything needed for real-time control of sound and other media processing while remaining flexible and easy to implement.

Nike Air Max Controlling Software User Interface (UI)

Using the XYZ positioning in space and my own custom software, the position data is trackable within the activated space and their movements and location are constantly updated. The software tracks across the space and sends a signal to the synth in sequential order — activating it with sound and visuals.


TOLGA ÖZUYGUR, the Technical Director of Awesome Bros, was brought onto the project that he recommended they make the switch to the gyroscope. It came at an affordable price and in fact, this wasn’t the first time Tolga had used a gyroscope for an art-based installation.



Production CompanyAwesomeBrosCreative Director | Lead ArtistSüleyman YılmazCreative Director | ComposerMehmet Ünal