Authors:Doug Van Nort, David Gauthier, Sha Xin Wei, Marcelo M. Wanderley
Publication or Conference Title:Proceedings of the 2007 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2007)
This paper presents an approach to the analysis of gestural data and extraction of related features from a cloth-based instrument. Issues surrounding the meaning of gesture and intentionality in such a performance environment are discussed, and we present a solution to analyzing and extracting information in a way that leverages the inherent quality of the cloth-as-controller. Other factors are considered in the system design, including the performance context in which the goal is to elicit improvised play from participants who do not possess an a priori model of interaction or vocabulary of acceptable gestural input.