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Reinventing the Noisebox : Designing Embedded Instruments for Active Musicians

This paper reports on the user-driven redesign of an embedded digital musical instrument that has yielded a trio of new instruments, informed by early user feedback and co-design workshops organized with active musicians. Collectively, they share a …

Probatio 1.0: collaborative development of a toolkit for functional DMI prototypes

Probatio is an open-source toolkit for prototyping new digital musical instruments created in 2016. Based on a morphological chart of postures and controls of musical instruments, it comprises a set of blocks, bases, hubs, and supports that, when …

Surveying Digital Musical Instrument Use Across Diverse Communities of Practice

Gestural Control of Augmented Instrumental Performance: A Case Study of the Concert Harp

We present a gestural control system to augment harp performance with real-time control of computer-based audio affects and processing. While the lightweight system was designed for use alongside any instrument, our choice of the concert harp …

Stability, Reliability, Compatibility: Reviewing 40 Years of DMI Design

Despite the proliferation of new digital musical instruments (DMIs) coming from a diverse community of designers, researchers and creative practitioners, many of these instruments experience short life cycles and see little actual use in performance. …

Musicking the Body Electric: The "Body:Suit:Score" as a polyvalent score interface for situational scores

Situational scores, in this paper, are defined as scores that deliver time- and context-sensitive score information to musicians at the moment when it becomes relevant. Mnemonic (rule/style-based) scores are the oldest score models of this type. …

Noisebox : Design and Prototype of a New Digital Musical Instrument

This paper documents the initial prototyping of a new digital musical instrument. Specifically, it focuses on design of the interface, and contextualizes the project through some of the existing research in the field of gestural control of new …