A “Tangible Score” is a tactile interface for musical expression that incorporates a score in its physical shape, surface structure or spatial configuration.
Using sound as a continuous input signal, both synthesis and control are available simultaneously through direct manipulation on the engraved patterns of the physical score. Every interface is conceived from a different graphical score that still represents a musical idea but it has been also specially designed for providing a diverse palette of acoustic signals when touched. But more important, the tactile scores define and propose specific gestural behaviors due to the different affordances and constraints of the object in front. Sound is generated through a polyphonic concatenative synthesis driven by a real-time analysis and classification of input signal spectra. Each of the scores is loaded with a specific sound corpus that defines its sonic identity. Thus, “Tangible Score” provides a implicit visual and haptic feedback in addition to its sonic core functionality, making it intuitive and learnable but as well suitable as an interface for musical improvisation and sonic exploration.
More Infos on Tangible Scores can be found at its academic page here!
Tangible Scores was presented at among other places in:
– SONAR FESTIVAL BARCELONA 2014
– ARS ELECTRONICA LINZ 2014
– NIME CONFERENCE LONDON 2014
– ICMC+SMC CONFERENCE ATHENS 2014
– FESTIVAL MEM BILBAO
– IRCAM PARIS (NEW NOTATIONS SYMPOSIUM)
– UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX (DIGITAL HUMANITIES LAB)