Jordą, Sergi


Multi-user Instruments: Models, Examples and Promises

In Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME-05). Vancouver, Canada: 23-26.


Language(s): English


Electroacoustic Devices Electroacoustic Instruments Interactive Instruments Live Electronics


In this paper, the author conducts an evaluation of multi-user instruments. He discusses several previous studies and taxonomies, and offers brief descriptions of seven existing examples of multi-user instruments: Imaginary Landscapes No. 4 (1951), Mikrophonie I (1964), The League of Automatic Composers (1978), Sensorband’s SoundNet (1995), The Squeezables (2001), The Tooka (2002), The reacTable*.

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