Kessous, Loc, Arfib, Daniel


Bimanuality in Alternate Musical Instruments

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


Language(s): English


Cybernetics Electroacoustic Devices Electroacoustic Instruments Live Electronics


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.