Instrumental Performance of Discreet and Non-discreet Musical and Sound Elements Through a Tactile and Visually Configurable Surface

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Type: 
Master, Doctorate and Post-Doctorate
Main researcher: 
Paulo Belchior dos Santos Dias
Team elements (%affectation): 
Luís Gustavo Pereira Marques Martins
Abstract: 

The work proposed aims to combine classical elements of instrumental performance with a flexible paradigm of discreet and non-discreet representation of sound and music elements. Using the graphic representation of the most widely available instrumental interface, the keyboard, the moveable keys are replaced by a continuous transparent tactile surface placed on a screen. The tactile surface provides variable pressure interaction that grants instrumental execution capacity in terms of loudness, intensity, timbre and articulation. The screen also depicts the tactile surface and guides the performance of these elements.
The flexible parameterisation visually represented on the screen is totally configurable, so that complex sound and music elements can be executed through a conventional, standardised performing technique. The communion of these characteristics generates a new reality: a flat tactile surface capable of a sound continuum, configurable for the instrumental and intuitive performance of discreet and non-discreet sound and music parameters.

Objectives: 

Doctoral project and construction of instrumental artefact.

Activities: 

NIME 2014, Georgia Tech’s Guthman Musical Instrument Competition 2014 and completing doctoral project in September 2014.

State: 
Ongoing
Research group: 
Computer Music and Sound
Summary: 

The work proposed aims to combine classical elements of instrumental performance with a flexible paradigm of discreet and non-discreet representation of sound and music elements. Using the graphic representation of the most widely available instrumental interface, the keyboard, the moveable keys are replaced by a continuous transparent tactile surface placed on a screen.
09/2013 to 09/2014