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Musical interaction with hand posture and orientation: A toolbox of gestural control mechanisms

Mitchell, Thomas J.; Madgwick, Sebastian; Heap, Imogen

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Authors

Tom Mitchell Tom.Mitchell@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of Audio and Music Interaction

Sebastian Madgwick

Imogen Heap



Abstract

This paper presents a toolbox of gestural control mechanisms which are available when the input sensing apparatus is a pair of data gloves fitted with orientation sensors. The toolbox was developed in advance of a live music performance in which the mapping from gestural input to audio output was to be developed rapidly in collaboration with the performer. The paper begins with an introduction to the associated literature before introducing a range of continuous, discrete and combined control mechanisms, enabling a flexible range of mappings to be explored and modified easily. An application of the toolbox within a live music performance is then described with an evaluation of the system with ideas for future developments.

Citation

Mitchell, T. J., Madgwick, S., & Heap, I. (2012, May). Musical interaction with hand posture and orientation: A toolbox of gestural control mechanisms. Paper presented at International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2012, University of Michigan, USA

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2012
Conference Location University of Michigan, USA
Start Date May 21, 2012
End Date May 23, 2012
Publication Date May 21, 2012
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2013
Publicly Available Date Nov 15, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords music, hand posture, hand gesture, gestural control
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/947184
Publisher URL http://www.eecs.umich.edu/nime2012/Proceedings/papers/272_Final_Manuscript.pdf
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2012

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