Designing Purpose-Built Digital Musical Instruments

I discuss my ongoing research in digital musical instrument design through the presentation of two design projects focusing on the specific demands of two different use cases: First, a software-based adaptive musical instrument for accessible music making, and second, bespoke musical interfaces for a professional contemporary harpist.

Interaction and the Art of User-Centered Digital Musical Instrument Design

This thesis documents the formulation of a research-based practice in multimedia art, technology and digital musical instrument design. The primary goal of this research was to investigate the principles and methodologies involved in the structural …

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 …