In A State: Live Emotion Detection and Visualisation for Music Performance

van ’t Klooster, Adinda and Collins, Nick

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Emotion is a complex topic much studied in music and arguably equally central to the visual arts where this is usually referred to with the overarching label of aesthetics. This paper explores how music and the arts have incorporated the study of emotion. We then introduce the development of a live audio visual interface entitled In A State that detects emotion from live audio (in this case a piano performance) and generates visuals and electro acoustic music in response.