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Monday, June 4 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Contextualising Idiomatic Gestures in Musical Interactions with NIMEs
by Koray Tahiroglu, Michael Gurevich & R. Benjamin Knapp


This paper introduces various ways that idiomatic gestures emerge in performance practice with new musical instruments. It demonstrates that idiomatic gestures can play an important role in the development of personalized performance practices that can be the basis for the development of style and expression. Three detailed examples – biocontrollers, accordion-inspired instruments, and a networked intelligent controller – illustrate how a complex suite of factors throughout the design, composition and performance processes can influence the development of idiomatic gestures. We argue that the explicit consideration of idiomatic gestures throughout the lifecycle of new instruments can facilitate the emergence of style and give rise to performances that can develop rich layers of meaning.

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Michael Gurevich

Associate Professor of Performing Arts Technology, University of Michigan
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R. Benjamin Knapp

Scholar | Researcher | Performer
R. Benjamin Knapp is the Founding Director for the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. ICAT seeks to promote research and education at the nexus of art, design, engineering, and science. For more than 25 years... Read More →
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Koray Tahiroğlu

Research Fellow, Aalto University|Espoo||Finland
http://sopi.aalto.fi/


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