Authors:Doug Van Nort, Marcelo M. Wanderley
Publication or Conference Title:Proc. of the 2007 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2007)
This paper describes musical experiments aimed at designing control structures for navigating complex and continuous sonic spaces. The focus is on sound processing techniques which contain a high number of control parameters, and which exhibit subtle and interesting micro-variations and textural qualities when controlled properly. The examples all use a simple low-dimensional controller – a standard graphics tablet – and the task of intimate and subtle textural manipulations is left to the design of proper mappings, created using a custom toolbox of mapping functions. This work further acts to contextualize past theoretical results by the given musical presentations, and arrives at some conclu- sions about the interplay between musical intention, control strategies and the process of their design.
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