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Tuesday, July 1 • 16:30 - 17:58
Harmonic Motion: A toolkit for processing gestural data for interactive sound

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Harmonic Motion: A toolkit for processing gestural data for interactive sound
Tim Murray-Browne and Mark Plumbley
Queen Mary University of London

Short Paper

We introduce Harmonic Motion, a free open source toolkit for artists, musicians and designers working with gestural data. Extracting musically useful features from captured gesture data can be challenging, with projects often requiring bespoke processing techniques developed through iterations of tweaking equations involving a number of constant values -- sometimes referred to as `magic numbers'. Harmonic Motion provides a robust interface for rapid prototyping of patches to process gestural data and a framework through which approaches may be encapsulated, reused and shared with others. In addition, we describe our design process in which both personal experience and a survey of potential users informed a set of specific goals for the software.


Tim Murray-Browne

Researcher & Artist, Queen Mary University of London
I'm a research assistant at the Centre for Digital Music creating Harmonic Motion, software designed to make it easier to analyse movement data and draw out musical features. | | I'm also an artist working with interactive sound. I recently completed an interactive sound installation called The Cave of Sounds with the Music Hackspace last year. | | My next project is an interactive audiovisual dance work in collaboration with the... Read More →

Tuesday July 1, 2014 16:30 - 17:58
New Academic Building: LG02

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