Harnessing ancillary microgestures in piano technique: implementing microgestural control in to an expressive keyboard-based hyper-instrument

Tychonas Michailidis, Niccolo Granieri, James Dooley

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Abstract

The chapter describes through the implementation of microgestural sound control, how performers can gain wide control over digital sound processing through their existing technique. By using radar millimeter waves to capture micromotions and microgestures, performers achieve high level of expression without the need to modify their instrument nor dev additional technique. This research builds upon existing instrumental technique and removes the steep learning curve typically found when performing digital or augmented musical instruments. We present a case study that enables pianist to retain and focus on technical control and musical freedom resulting in a less disruptive experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation In Music: performance, production, technology and business
PublisherInforma UK Limited
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2019
EventInnovation In Music - University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20178 Sep 2017
http://www.musicinnovation.co.uk

Conference

ConferenceInnovation In Music
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/09/178/09/17
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    Michailidis, T., Granieri, N., & Dooley, J. (2019). Harnessing ancillary microgestures in piano technique: implementing microgestural control in to an expressive keyboard-based hyper-instrument. In Innovation In Music: performance, production, technology and business Informa UK Limited .