Authors:Paul Kolesnik, Marcelo M. Wanderley
Publication or Conference Title:Proceedings of the 2004 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2004)
Although a number of conducting gesture analysis and following systems have been developed over the years, most of the projects either primarily concentrated on tracking tempo and amplitude indicating gestures while not taking expressive gestures into account, or implemented individual mapping tech- niques for expressive gestures that varied from research to research. There is a clear need for a uniform process that could be applied toward analysis of both indicative and expressive gestures. The conducting gesture recognition system is implemented on the basis of Hidden Markov Model (HMM) process. An external HMM object is developed for Max/MSP software. Training and recognition procedures are applied toward both right hand beat- and amplitude- indicative gestures, and left hand expressive gestures. Continuous recognition of right-hand gestures is incorporated into a real-time gesture analysis and performance system in Max/MSP/Jitter environment.
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