Tarabella, Leonello

2004

Improvising Computer Music: An Approach

Sound and Music Computing. Paris: IRCAM/Centre Pompidou.

URL: http://smc04.ircam.fr/scm04actes/P30.pdf

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Computing Controller Interactivity Gestural Interface Gesture Computer Music

Abstract:

The author describes software and hardware tools he developed for electroacoustic music improvisation. First, he briefly analyses expressiveness in jazz live performance. The second part contains a description of his gesture tracking device systems: TwinTowers and PalmDriver. These systems work with a CCD camera to analyse the hands’ postures. The third and fourth parts present his music language based on pure C programming for interactive performance of computer music and his considerations concerning mapping. The fifth part returns to the characteristics of computer music improvisation with his system.