Gunther, Eric, O’Modhrain, Sile


Cutaneous Grooves: Composing for the Sense of Touch

Journal of New Music Research: Vol. 32, No. 4. Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger: 369-381.
Also published in: Proceedings of the 2002 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME-02). Dublin, Ireland.


Language(s): English


Electroacoustic Devices


In this article, the authors present a comprehensive overview of ’tactile composition’ or aesthetic composition for the sense of touch. This system facilitates the composition and perception of intricate, musically structured spatio-temporal patterns of vibration on the surface of the body; musical sounds are represented as tactile sensations on the ’listener’s’ skin.