FeelSound: interactive acoustic music making

F.W. Fikkert, Michiel Hakvoort, M.C. Hakvoort, P.E. van der Vet, Antinus Nijholt

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    FeelSound is a multi-user, multi-touch application that aims to collaboratively compose, in an entertaining way, acoustic music. Simultaneous input by each of up to four users enables collaborative composing. This process as well as the resulting music are entertaining. Sensor-packed intelligent environments form the target location of FeelSound, varying from the home to schools and other public spaces. Inhabitants of these environments can be creative and artistic through the act of composing music. We continue our previous research on entertaining through music [3] by bringing it to touch-sensitive tables. Composers stand around the FeelSound tabletop interface and, by touching the table with multiple fingers and hands, create acoustic samples. Each instrument is represented by virtual composer stones that a user touches. Upon touching such a stone, an input field is shown on which samples can be created by drawing shapes. Through user identification, multiple composers can create music samples simultaneously and compose these samples into a score. Each user may position any sample in the score, requiring social agreement from their fellow composers.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Enterntainment Technology
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-864-3
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2009
    EventInternational Conference on Advances in Computer Enterntainment Technology - Athens, Greece
    Duration: 29 Oct 200931 Oct 2009

    Publication series

    NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Computer Enterntainment Technology
    Other29 Oct - 31 Oct 2009


    • METIS-264329
    • EWI-17234
    • IR-69555

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