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Exploring percussive gesture on iPads with ensemble metatone

Martin, Charles; Gardner, Henry James; Swift, Benjamin

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Percussionists are unique among western classical instrumentalists in that their artistic practice is defined by an approach to interaction rather than their instruments. While percussionists are accustomed to exploring non-traditional objects to create music, these objects have yet to encompass touchscreen computing devices to any great extent. The proliferation and popularity of these devices now presents an opportunity to explore their use in combining computer-generated sound together with...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMartin, Charles
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Henry James
dc.contributor.authorSwift, Benjamin
dc.coverage.spatialToronto, Canada
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:18:10Z
dc.date.createdApril 26 - May 1 2014
dc.identifier.isbn9781450324748
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/71514
dc.description.abstractPercussionists are unique among western classical instrumentalists in that their artistic practice is defined by an approach to interaction rather than their instruments. While percussionists are accustomed to exploring non-traditional objects to create music, these objects have yet to encompass touchscreen computing devices to any great extent. The proliferation and popularity of these devices now presents an opportunity to explore their use in combining computer-generated sound together with percussive interaction in a musical ensemble. This paper examines Ensemble Metatone, a group formed to explore the "infiltration" of iPad-based musical instruments into a free-improvisation percussion ensemble. We discuss the design approach for two different iPad percussion instruments and the methodology for exploring them with the group over a series of rehearsals and performances. Qualitative analysis of discussions throughout this process shows that the musicians developed a vocabulary of gestures and musical interactions to make musical sense of these new instruments.
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
dc.relation.ispartofseries32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014
dc.sourceConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
dc.titleExploring percussive gesture on iPads with ensemble metatone
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor080602 - Computer-Human Interaction
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB2750
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMartin, Charles, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGardner, Henry James, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSwift, Benjamin, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1025
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1028
local.identifier.doi10.1145/2556288.2557226
local.identifier.absseo970108 - Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T07:41:57Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84900392221
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