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Intelligent Agents and Networked Buttons Improve Free-Improvised Ensemble Music-Making on Touch-Screens

Martin, Charles; Gardner, Henry; Swift, Ben; Martin, Michael


We present the results of two controlled studies of free-improvised ensemble music-making on touch-screens. In our system, updates to an interface of harmonically-selected pitches are broadcast to every touch-screen in response to either a performer pressing a GUI button, or to interventions from an intelligent agent. In our first study, analysis of survey results and performance data indicated significant effects of the button on performer preference, but of the agent on performance length. In...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-05-07
Type: Conference paper
Book Title: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858269


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