Different Strokes is a software system for performing music on a computer. It aims to allow a performer to create much of his or her performance sequences on-stage instead of relying on prepared control material.
The program resembles a freehand drawing application. The drawn strokes create animated figures whose motion is mapped to sample playback. The musician performs by assembling networks of strokes live, generating audio patterns.
- Zadel, M., Scavone, G. (2006). Different Strokes: a Prototype Software System for Laptop Performance and Improvisation. In Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2006) (pp. 168–171). Paris, France.
- Zadel, M., Sinclair, S., Wanderley, M. M. (2009). Haptic Feedback for Different Strokes Using DIMPLE. In Proceedings of the 2009 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2009) (pp. 291–294). Montreal, Qc, Canada.
- Zadel, M., Scavone, G. (2008). Recent Developments in the Different Strokes Environment. In Proceedings of the 2008 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC).