The AirSticks combine the physicality of drumming with the unlimited possibilities of computer music, taking the practice of real-time electronic music to a new realm.

Using the latest in state of the art motion capture devices to track movement, Alon Ilsar and computer programmer Mark Havryliv have designed custom software to allow the triggering and manipulation of sounds and visuals by slashing and striking through the air.

Alongside the development of the AirSticks for professional and personal use, professional musicians are now invited to test and use the AirSticks in their practice. Alon and Mark are also developing consumer focused products. Future applications include instruments, apps and games, not only for professional drummers, but also for other musicians, vocalists, electronic producers, sound designers, visual artists and dancers of all abilities.

To book a performance, schedule a talk, start a new collaboration and/or discuss commercialisation of the AirSticks email

VIDEO: AirStorm – The AirSticks Controlling Sound and Visuals

For more videos of the AirSticks click on the following projects:

The Hour (AUS) – Audio-Visual Percussion Piece


Drumonair – Solo AirSticks Project


The Sticks (AUS) – Live Electronic Music Trio


Voyager (US) – Dance Collaboration With Neshamah Dance Company


Cephalon (US) – Electro-acoustic group

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Malarkey (AUS) – Electronic Songwriting


Silent Spring (AUS) – Nature Inspired Compositions