Alignment - improvised gestural performance

Mary Mainsbridge, Robbie Mudrazija

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This paper outlines the aims and technology behind an improvised performance combining electronic drums and piano with gestural control. The performance involves a gesturally-controlled audiovisual system drawing on ancillary, expressive or nonsound producing gestures of the pianist to apply digital signal processing to live audio inputs and pre-recorded samples. The work explores the notion of body as instrument, unconstrained by the physical properties of a tangible interface or screen-based controller. Interactive projections will provide feedback for the performer and audience to reinforce the coupling between movement and sound.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th ACM conference on creativity & cognition
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781450321501
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventACM conference on creativity and cognition (9th : 2013) - Sydney, NSW
Duration: 17 Jun 201320 Jun 2013


ConferenceACM conference on creativity and cognition (9th : 2013)
CitySydney, NSW


  • gestural control
  • interactive performance
  • improvisation


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