Ten-hand piano: A networked music installation

Álvaro Barbosa*

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This paper presents the latest developments of the Public Sound Objects (PSOs) system, an experimental framework to implement and test new concepts for Networked Music. The project of a Public interactive installation using the PSOs system was commissioned in 2007 by Casa da Musica, the main concert hall space in Porto. It resulted in a distributed musical structure with up to ten interactive performance terminals distributed along the Casa da Musica’s hallways, collectively controlling a shared acoustic piano. The installation allows the visitors to collaborate remotely with each other, within the building, using a software interface custom developed to facilitate collaborative music practices and with no requirements in terms previous knowledge of musical performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event8th International conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME 2008 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 5 Jun 20087 Jun 2008


  • Algorithmic Composition
  • Behavioral Driven Interfaces
  • Electronic Music Instruments
  • Network Music Instruments
  • Public Music
  • Real-Time Collaborative Performance
  • Sound Objects


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