Crossole: A Gestural Interface for Composition, Improvisation and Performance using Kinect

TitleCrossole: A Gestural Interface for Composition, Improvisation and Performance using Kinect
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
Conference NameProceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)
AuthorsŞentürk, S., Lee S. W., Sastry A., Daruwalla A., & Weinberg G.
Pagination449-502
Conference Start DateMay 21-23
PublisherUniversity of Michigan
Conference LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan
Keywordsbody gesture, chord progression, Kinect, meta-instrument
AbstractMeaning crossword of sound, Crossole is a musical meta- instrument where the music is visualized as a set of virtual blocks that resemble a crossword puzzle. In Crossole, the chord progressions are visually presented as a set of virtual blocks. With the aid of the Kinect sensing technology, a per- former controls music by manipulating the crossword blocks using hand movements. The performer can build chords in the high level, traverse over the blocks, step into the low level to control the chord arpeggiations note by note, loop a chord progression or map gestures to various processing algorithms to enhance the timbral scenery.
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