Chabot, Xavier


To Listen and To See: Making and Using Electronic Instruments

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol.3. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 11-16.


Language(s): English


Electroacoustic Devices Electroacoustic Instruments Interactivity


In this article, the author addresses problems in the relationship between performer and musical instrument. He focuses on two particular gesture-based instruments: the Dada Glove, and the Sonar System. He introduces the concept of ‘synchronicity’, which proposes that sound and gesture should be synchronous events relative to the performer.