Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publication Title

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Conference Title

18th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Abstract

Percussive aerophones are configurable, modular, scalable, and can be constructed from readily-available materials. They can produce rich timbres, a wide range of pitches and complex polyphony. Their use by humans, famously by the Blue Man Group, inspired us to build an electromechanically-actuated version of the instrument in order to explore the expressive possibilities enabled by machines. The Music, Perception, and Robotics Lab at WPI has iteratively designed, built and composed for a robotic percussive aerophone since 2015, which has both taught lessons in actuation and revealed promising musical capabilities of the instrument.

First Page Number

409

Last Page Number

412

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Published Version

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