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Reimagining the Computer Keyboard as a Musical Interface

WAITE, Si (2015) Reimagining the Computer Keyboard as a Musical Interface. Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression. pp. 168-169. ISSN 2220-4806.

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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.

keywords: Text, typing, computer keyboard, live performance, Max, system

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Presented at NIME 2015; Baton Rouge, USA ; Conference Date: 30th May 2015 - 3rd June 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: INCL
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
J900 Others in Technology
W300 Music
W800 Imaginative Writing
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Film, Sound and Vision
Depositing User: Si WAITE
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 10:57
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 13:18

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