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TYG: A Couch Co-Op Musical Instrument in UE5

Payne, Christopher and DALGLEISH, Mathew (2024) TYG: A Couch Co-Op Musical Instrument in UE5. In: The 2nd Symposium on Virtual Worlds Research (SVWR), 30th May 2024, Catalyst Gallery, Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent. (Unpublished)

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Although there are numerous musical instruments that can be played by more than one player, a far smaller number of musical instruments have been specifically designed for multiple players, most notably the music-focussed multi-touch tables presented at the NIME conferences. While multi-player video game spaces have expanded more dramatically, we note the continued, parallel existence of local multiplayer titles. TYG, a virtual instrument for three players in a shared physical space, draws together ideas from both fields, as well as feminist theorist Donna Haraway (1985). Challenging the conceptualisation of musical instruments as extensions of human capabilities, what emerges is neither strictly collaborative nor competitive, but more akin to David Tudor’s live electronics instruments of the 1960s, where influence and exploration are enjoyed without control.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital musical instruments, NIME, multiplayer, Unreal Engine
Faculty: School of Digital, Technologies and Arts > Games Design, Production and Programming
Event Title: The 2nd Symposium on Virtual Worlds Research (SVWR)
Event Location: Catalyst Gallery, Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent
Event Dates: 30th May 2024
Depositing User: Mathew DALGLEISH
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2024 09:28
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2024 09:28

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