Saxophone augmentation: an hybrid augmented system of gestual symbiosis

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Resumo

This paper discusses a two-layer augmentation strategy applied to a saxophone. Augmented instruments are defined as "acoustic (sometimes electric) musical instruments extended by the addition of several sensors, providing performers the ability to control extra sound or musical parameters". The first layer of augmentation is directly connected to the instrument and is based on several sensors (ribbon, trigger, pressure, accelerometer, gyroscope and keypad). The second layer is associated to the performer, who wears a MYO Armband. The second layer, devised initially to capture gestural data, is used to provide information for musical communication and creation, as performer gestures are perceived by the audience at the same time as they characterise and distinguish performer strategies. This paper also explores how this system can serve for the adaptation of existing pieces using electronics and external devices. Finally, we discuss how notation and composition are affected by this type of instruments.

Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitriãoARTECH 2017 - Interfaces of Tomorrow
Subtítulo da publicação do anfitrião8th International Conference on Digital Arts - Proceedings
EditoraAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Páginas157-160
Número de páginas4
ISBN (eletrónico)9781450352734
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublished - 6 set 2017
Evento8th International Conference on Digital Arts, ARTECH 2017 - Macau
Duração: 6 set 20178 set 2017

Série de publicação

NomeACM International Conference Proceeding Series
VolumePart F130947

Conferência

Conferência8th International Conference on Digital Arts, ARTECH 2017
País/TerritórioChina
CidadeMacau
Período6/09/178/09/17

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