Self-resonating Vibrotactile Feedback Instruments ||: Making, Playing, Conceptualising :||

Eldridge, Alice, Kiefer, Chris, Overholt, Dan and Ulfarsson, Halldor A (2021) Self-resonating Vibrotactile Feedback Instruments ||: Making, Playing, Conceptualising :||. Internationa Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2021, Shanghai, China, 15-18 June 2021. Published in: Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 1-24. NIME ISSN 2220-4806

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Abstract

Self-resonating vibrotactile instruments (SRIs) are hybrid feedback instruments, characterised by an electro-mechanical feedback loop that is both the means of sound production and the expressive interface. Through the lens of contemporary SRIs, we reflect on how they are characterised, designed, and played. By considering reports from designers and players of this species of instrument-performance system, we explore the experience of playing them. With a view to supporting future research and practice in the field, we illustrate the value of conceptualising SRIs in Cybernetic and systems theoretic terms and suggest that this offers an intuitive, yet powerful basis for future performance, analysis and making; in doing so we close the loop in the making, playing and conceptualisation of SRIs with the aim of nourishing the evolution of theory, creative and technical practice in this field.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: Feedback Musicianship, Experimental Music Technology, Practice Research
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
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Date Deposited: 21 May 2021 12:40
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 16:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/99238

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Feedback Musicianship NetworkG3276AHRC-ARTS & HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCILAH/T013664/1