Emic - Extended Mic-stand Interface Controller

Hewitt, Donna G. & Stevenson, Ian (2003) Emic - Extended Mic-stand Interface Controller. In Thibault, Francois (Ed.) New Interfaces for Musical Expression NIME-03, May 22-24, 2003, McGill University- Montreal, QC, Canada.


This paper describes work in progress for the development of a gestural controller interface for contemporary vocal performance and electronic processing. The paper includes a preliminary investigation of the gestures and movements of vocalists who use microphones and microphone stands. This repertoire of gestures forms the foundation of a well-practiced 'language' and social code for communication between performers and audiences and serves as a basis for alternate controller design principles. A prototype design, based on a modified microphone stand, is presented along with a discussion of possible controller mapping strategies and identification of directions for future research.

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ID Code: 9378
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: alternate controller, gesture, microphone technique, performance interface, electronic music
ISBN: 0771706049
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Copyright Statement: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:42

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