By Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Michael J. Lyons
What is a musical software? What are the musical tools of the longer term? This anthology provides thirty papers chosen from the fifteen 12 months lengthy background of the overseas convention on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). NIME is a number one song expertise convention, and a tremendous venue for researchers and artists to provide and talk about their explorations of musical tools and technologies.
Each of the papers is by way of commentaries written by means of the unique authors and by means of best specialists. the amount covers very important advancements within the box, together with the earliest stories of tools just like the reacTable, Overtone Violin, Pebblebox, and Plank. There also are a number of papers proposing new improvement structures and applied sciences, in addition to serious reflections, theoretical analyses and inventive experiences.
The anthology is meant for newbies who are looking to get an outline of contemporary advances in tune expertise. The ancient lines, meta-discussions and reflections can be of curiosity for longtime NIME members. The e-book therefore serves either as a survey of influential prior paintings and as a place to begin for brand new and interesting destiny developments.
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Extra info for A NIME Reader: Fifteen Years of New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Cook, P. R. (1997a). Physically informed sonic modeling (PhISM): Synthesis of percussive sounds. Computer Music Journal, 21(3), 38–49. Cook, P. R. (1997b). “Pico I,” for seashells and interactive electronics. In International Mathematica Symposium, Rovaniemi, Finland Cook, P. R. (2007). Principles for controlling computer music designers. Keynote talk, NIME 2007 Cook, P. R. (2009). Re-designing principles for computer music controllers: A case study of SqueezeVox Maggie. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Pittsburgh, PA.
He is Assistant Professor at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and the cofounder of Smule (reaching over 125 million users). He is the author of the ChucK audio programming language (with Perry Cook), the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk), and the designer of the iPhone’s Ocarina and Magic Piano. Editors and Contributors xxxix David Wessel (1942–2014) was the founding Director of UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) from its 1988 founding until his untimely passing.
Since 2008, he is Professor of Audio Producing at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences. D. from the University of Birmingham, UK working on audio signal-driven sound synthesis. After working at ZKM Karlsruhe, he joined the faculty of the Academy for Media Arts Cologne. He has performed worldwide as orchestraviolist and in experimental performances using the laptop, synthesizer, and acoustic instruments. xxxiv Editors and Contributors Charlie Roberts is Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he researches human-centered computing in digital arts practice.