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Thursday, July 3 • 16:30 - 17:26
Tangible Scores: Shaping the Inherent Instrument Score

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Tangible Scores: Shaping the Inherent Instrument Score
Enrique Tomás and Martin Kaltenbrunner
Interface Culture Lab - Kunstuniversität Linz, Kunstuniversität Linz

Long Paper

Tangible Scores are a new paradigm for musical instrument design with a physical configuration inspired by graphic scores. In this paper we will focus on the design aspects of this new interface as well as on some of the related technical details. Creating an intuitive, modular and expressive instrument for textural music was the primary driving force. Following these criteria, we literally incorporated a musical score onto the surface of the instrument as a way of continuously controlling several parameters of the sound synthesis. Tangible Scores are played with both hands and they can adopt multiple physical forms. Complex and expressive sound textures can be easily played over a variety of timbres, enabling precise control in a natural manner.

Authors
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Martin Kaltenbrunner

Professor, Kunstuniversität Linz
Martin Kaltenbrunner is Professor at the Interface Culture Lab at the | University of Art and Design in Linz. Before his return to Austria he | worked as researcher at the Music Technology Group and lecturer at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. As co-founder of Reactable Systems he had been mainly working on the interaction design concepts behind the Reactable - a tangible modular synthesizer that has since been staged by several... Read More →
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Enrique Tomas

Lecturer & PhD Candidate, Kunstuniversität Linz
Enrique Tomás (Madrid, 1981) is a sound artist and researcher who dedicates his time to finding new ways of expression and play with sound, art and technology. His work explores the intersection between sound art, computer music, locative media and human-machine interaction. As an individual artist, Tomás’ activity is centered around "ultranoise.es" and focuses on performances and installations with extreme... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 16:30 - 17:26
New Academic Building: LG02

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