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      Implementation and development of sculptural interfaces for digital performance of music through embodied expression


      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      5 - 7 July 2010

      Music, Sculpture, Algorithms, Embodiment, Dance, Movement, SuperCollider, Arduino

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          This demonstration paper describes the conception, design and implementation of a hardware/software musical interface and its use in performance with a group of dancers and a choreographer. It investigates the design and development of such interfaces in the light of these experiences and presents material from two of these custom interfaces.

          The work examines the nature of digital interfaces for musical expression through the use of multiple sensors, the data from which is used to generate and control multiple musical parameters in software. This enables levels of expression and diversity not generally available using conventional electronic interfaces, the latter frequently being limited to the direct control of a limited number of musical parameters. The combination of hardware design and algorithmic manipulation combined with the expressive potential of dance and embodied movement is of particular interest.

          Reflecting links between embodied movement and expression in live performance, the feedback between form and function is also considered, as are collaborations with sculptors to develop and enhance the physical behaviour and visual appearance of these devices.

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          July 2010
          July 2010
          : 246-253
          Digital Performance Laboratory

          Anglia Ruskin University

          Cambridge, CB1 1PT
          © Richard Hoadley. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010), London, UK

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          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010)
          London, UK
          5 - 7 July 2010
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing


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