SoundGrasp: A gestural interface for the performance of live music

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Mitchell, T. J. (2011) SoundGrasp: A gestural interface for the performance of live music. In: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2011, Oslo, Norway, 30 May - 1 June 2011. Oslo, Norway: UNSPECIFIED Available from:

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This paper documents the first developmental phase of an interface that enables the performance of live music using gestures and body movements. The work included focuses on the first step of this project: the composition and performance of live music using hand gestures captured using a single data glove. The paper provides a background to the field, the aim of the project and a technical description of the work completed so far. This includes the development of a robust posture vocabulary, an artificial neural network-based posture identification process and a state-based system to map identified postures onto a set of performance processes. The paper is closed with qualitative usage observations and a projection of future plans.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: gestural music, music controller, data glove, neural network, live music composition, looping, Imogen Heap
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Depositing User: Dr T. Mitchell
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2013 16:23
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 00:33


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