September 23rd, 2013

beartato phd

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This imogen heap video is one of the few wearable-computing-for-music demos I've seen that actually seems musically meaningful to me:

The motions she makes and their causal relationship to the music that's happening seem intuitively clear. I think this is in no small part because the music itself is still relatively close to familiar popular music. I think most of the other wacky-avant-garde-musical-interfaces research I've seen was also preoccupied with wacky-avant-garde-music-per-se. And in that case I am like where is the beat and the scales and the chords and what is happening augh.