Krefeld, Volker

1990

The Hand in the Web: An Interview with Michel Waisvisz

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 14, No. 2. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 26-41.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/comj

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Interactivity Cybernetics Controller Data Tracking Gesture Capture Historical Electroacoustic Devices Interface Triggering Historical Electroacoustic Instruments Interactive Instruments

Abstract:

This article presents an interview with Michel Waisvisz, a developer of several live interactive instrument performance systems. He reflects on his dual role as composer and inventor and the differences between human controlled and computer controlled performance. He also discusses his experiences with ‘The Hands’ system, a novel performance interface based on hand-mounted sensors that he designed, and his new system, ‘The Web’ (1989) which was his first attempt to create a simple instrument to manipulate timbre.