Reimagining the Computer Keyboard as a Musical Interface

Waite, Simon ORCID logoORCID: (2015) Reimagining the Computer Keyboard as a Musical Interface. NIME 2015, 2015. pp. 168-169. ISSN 2220-4806

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Abstract / Summary

This paper discusses the use of typed text as a real-time input for
interactive performance systems. A brief review of the literature
discusses text-based generative systems, links between typing and
playing percussion instruments and the use of typing gestures in
contemporary performance practice. The paper then documents the
author’s audio-visual system that is driven by the typing of text/lyrics
in real-time. It is argued that the system promotes the sensation of
liveness through clear, perceptible links between the performer’s
gestures, the system’s audio outputs and the its visual outputs. The
system also provides a novel approach to the use of generative
techniques in the composition and live performance of songs. Future
developments would include the use of dynamic text effects linked to
sound generation and greater interaction between human performer
and the visuals

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Text, typing, computer keyboard, live performance, Max, system
ISSN: 2220-4806
Subjects: Technology > Digital Works > Digital Artefact
Music > Digital Music
Technology > Digital Works
Music > Miscellaneous
Music > Musical Performance
Music > Sound Art
Courses by Department: Academy of Music & Theatre Arts > Music
Depositing User: Simon Waite
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 11:31
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:24


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