Kessous, Loc, Arfib, Daniel

2003

Bimanuality in Alternate Musical Instruments

In Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME-03). Montreal, Canada: 140-145.

URL: http://hct.ece.ubc.ca/nime/2003/onlineproceedings/Papers/NIME03_Kessous.pdf

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Cybernetics Electroacoustic Devices Electroacoustic Instruments Live Electronics

Abstract:

In this paper, the authors investigate ’bimanuality’ - the coordination, cooperation and general abilities of the human hands in musical contexts; in particular, the application of bimanuality to sound synthesis in the design of musical interfaces. They exemplify their discussion through three examples of bimanual musical interfaces - the Voicer, the Scan glove, and a voice-like controller.