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Friday, December 29, 2006

Principles of Electronic Music Controllers, Autumn 2006: Final Projects

This past autumn I was TA-ing with Joe Paradiso for his class, Principles of Electronic Music Controllers. The class explored historical and technological issues in electronic music controllers. We focused on the devices that have pushed the technological boundaries of musical interaction, analyzing their physical affordances, their mappings from gesture to sound, and their use in performance. Each student in the class completed a final project, and you can read all about them here. We had a continuous virtual piano keyboard, an augmented glass harmonica, a fabric-based tangible instrument, and many other great ones. I've also put up an album in Flickr with the photos that I took during the presentations, here.