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Hardware based musical instruments are, in general, from the performer point of view, merely copies of real physical instruments. They do not provide facilities for being played, especially for musically untrained people.
Shortcuts is a critical design contribution to suggest us to think about interactive processes, regarding immediateness and automation promoted by digital technologies. A video illustrates this theoretical approach, enabling the visualization of simple interactions of everyday life. The video shows several ordinary interactions, which are, little by little,… (More)
In this work we discuss a new paradigm of making music with computers. By using a multi-‐touch interface, musically important effects, like bends, are allowed. By presenting only the scale notes, musicians can concentrate only in the melodic line, making easier the task of improvising, even for newbie's.
Iztmo is a conceptual project of an electronic percussion instrument that works under a network environment to establish communication among multiple users. A new language is then created, based on rhythm, and enriched by each person's cultural background with the main purpose of being in harmony. Iztmo emits up to five sounds, divided in different ways of… (More)
This paper presents Expressive Trajectories, a project for Interactive Digital Art and Contemporary Dance. The project has two main components: X-Motion, a real-time interactive system for live performances; and Chore-ographisms, an interface abstraction for graphical interpretation of motion-paths. This framework is demonstrated through an experiment that… (More)