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Title: Music in motion
Authors: Wilcott, Justin David
Keywords: Digital Media;Digital music players;Gestalt psychology
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Abstract: Music in Motion is an innovation in musical performance where a relationship is built between audio, gestures, and dynamic imagery. The basis of this project is to capture the movements of a musician during a performance and use that information to manipulate music and graphics in real-time. The performance system consists of two parts. The first part captures the movements of an electric guitar player during a performance. This motion data is then used to drive different audio effects and parameters such as tone, pitch, volume, and overdrive. For example, pulling up on the guitar’s neck will change the position of a wah pedal or increase gain and distortion. The second part is to create a visual presentation driven by the music and motion data. This real-time dynamic visualization can be projected during a performance, either on large screens behind the performers, on the sides of the stage, or on the floor and ceiling, depending on the venue. With both parts working together, a new genre of performance is born. A performance that connects the audience to the musician through dynamic visuals and physical body movements. This new relationship encourages a very expressive performance that gives an everlasting impression.
Description: Thesis (M.S., Digital Media)--Drexel University, 2010.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3742
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