Extraction of gestural meaning from a fabric-based instrument

Doug Van Nort, David Gauthier, Sha Xin Wei, Marcelo M. Wanderley

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This paper presents an approach to the analysis of gestural data and extraction of related features from a clothbased instrument. Issues surrounding the meaning of gesture and intentionality in such a performance environment are discussed, and we present a solution to analyzing and extracting information in a way that leverages the inherent quality of the cloth-as-controller. Other factors are considered in the system design, including the performance context in which the goal is to elicit improvised play from participants who do not possess an a priori model of interaction or vocabulary of acceptable gestural input.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 27 2007Aug 31 2007


ConferenceInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Music


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