Remote musical collaboration and gestural interactions

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Hill, B 2011, 'Remote musical collaboration and gestural interactions', musical collaboration presented to Interact Connect Workshop, Melbourne, Vic., 13 April.

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This demonstration will present a performance between two musicians and a dancer demonstrating networking capabilities of linking to Salford University and using gestural input to manipulate audio effects in real time. By assigning musical control to the dancer they become in a sense the third musician in the group and also take on the role of a conductor. The dancer is then able to approach and use their own body as a musical instrument. The project makes use of open source libraries and custom software and presents a novel mapping system to assign gestural input to musical effects.