Bowers, John, Archer, Phil


Not Hyper, Not Meta, Not Cyber but Infra-Instruments

In Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME-05). Vancouver, Canada: 5-10.


Language(s): English


Electroacoustic Devices Electroacoustic Instruments


In this paper, the authors propose the notion of an infra-instrument, such devices are based on a minimal design concept, involving restricted interactive potential, and little sensor enhancement. Infra-instruments are designed to engender simple music with little opportunity for conventional virtuosity. The authors present several examples of their own infra-instrument designs.