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That Syncing Feeling: Networked Strategies for Enabling Ensemble Creativity in iPad Musicians

Martin, Charles; Gardner, Henry


The group experience of synchronisation is a key aspect of ensemble musical performance. This paper presents a number of strategies for syncing performance information across networked iPad-instruments to enable creativity among an ensemble of improvising musicians. Acoustic instrumentalists sync without mechanical intervention. Electronic instruments frequently synchronise rhythm using MIDI or OSC connections. In contrast, our system syncs other aspects of performance, such as tonality,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-10-05
Type: Conference paper
Book Title: CreateWorld 2015: A Digital Arts Conference
Access Rights: Open Access


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