The integral Music controller: Introducing a Direct Emotional Interface to gestural control of sound synthesis.
Knapp, R. Benjamin
Cook, Perry R.
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This paper describes the concept of the integral music controller (IMC), a controller that combines gestural interface with direct emotional control of a digital musical instrument. This new controller enables the performer to move smoothly between direct physical interaction with an acoustical musical instrument, and gestural/emotional control of the instrument’s physical model. The use of physiological signals to determine gesture and emotion is an important component of the IMC. The design of a wireless IMC using physiological signals is described and possible mappings to sound synthesis parameters are explored. Controlling higher level musical systems such as conducting and style modelling is also proposed.