Rich contacts: Corpus-based convolution of contact interaction sound for enhanced musical expression

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Abstract

We propose ways of enriching the timbral potential of gestural sonic material captured via piezo or contact microphones, through latency-free convolution of the microphone signal with grains from a sound corpus. This creates a new way to combine the sonic richness of large sound corpora, easily accessible via navigation through a timbral descriptor space, with the intuitive gestural interaction with a surface, captured by any contact microphone. We use convolution to excite the grains from the corpus via the microphone input, capturing the contact interaction sounds, which allows articulation of the corpus by hitting, scratching, or strumming a surface with various parts of the hands or objects. We also show how changes of grains have to be carefully handled, how one can smoothly interpolate between neigh-bouring grains, and finally evaluate the system against previous attempts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
EditorsBaptiste Caramiaux, Koray Tahiroğlu, Rebecca Fiebrink, Atau Tanaka
Pages247-250
Number of pages4
Volume2014
ISBN (Electronic)9781906897291
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014
Event14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression - Goldsmith, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Jun 20144 Jul 2014
Conference number: 14
http://www.nime.org/nime2014/ (Link to Call for Participation)

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Volume2014
ISSN (Print)2220-4792
ISSN (Electronic)2220-4806

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Abbreviated titleNIME 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period30/06/144/07/14
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