Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

E. Tomas, T. Gorbach, H. Tellioglu, M. Kaltenbrunner:
"Material embodiments of electroacoustic music: An experimental workshop study";
Talk: 19th Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2019), Porto Alegre, Brazil; 2019-06-03 - 2019-06-06; in: "Proceedings of the 19th Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2019)", (2019).

English abstract:
This paper reports on a workshop where participants pro- duced physical mock-ups of musical interfaces directly after miming control of short electroacoustic music pieces. Our goal was understanding how people envision and material- ize their own sound-producing gestures from spontaneous cognitive mappings. During the workshop, 50 participants from different creative backgrounds modeled more than 180 physical artifacts. Participants were filmed and interviewed for the later analysis of their different multimodal associa- tions about music.
Our initial hypothesis was that most of the physical mock- ups would be similar to the sound-producing objects that participants would identify in the musical pieces. Although the majority of artifacts clearly showed correlated design trajectories, our results indicate that a relevant number of participants intuitively decided to engineer alternative solu- tions emphasizing their personal design preferences. There- fore, in this paper we present and discuss the workshop for- mat, its results and the possible applications for designing new musical interfaces.

prototyping form, gestures, interface design

Electronic version of the publication:

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