Physical Interfaces for Music
by Michael Gurevich
- Toy vs. Instrument
- Sonification vs. Deliberate Control
- Pre-programmed vs. Performed
- Cartoon Sounds vs. Musical Sounds
- Individual vs. Group
- No haptic feedback vs. haptic feedback
Commercial cotrollers: Haken Audio's Continuum Fingerboard
Trueman and Cook Bowed-Sensor-Speaker-Array
Lemur robot playing music
Blaine & Fels' Contexts of Collaborative Musical Experiences
- Balancing complexity and expressivity
- But can't something be complex and expressive, if the performer is skilled??
- Player to Player
- Players to Audience
- Local vs. Remote
- A/V causality
- Player Interaction
- Specific roles
- N copies
- Musical Range
- Physical Interface
- Directed Interaction
- Expert leader
- Pathway to Expert Performance
- Compromised when ease of learning is achieved by constraining musical material
- Level of Physicality
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