PHYSMISM : A Control Interface for Creative Exploration of Physical Models

Bottcher, Niels and Gelineck, Steven and Serafin, Stefania

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper we describe the design and implementation ofthe PHYSMISM: an interface for exploring the possibilitiesfor improving the creative use of physical modelling soundsynthesis.The PHYSMISM is implemented in a software and hardware version. Moreover, four different physical modellingtechniques are implemented, to explore the implications ofusing and combining different techniques.In order to evaluate the creative use of physical models,a test was performed using 11 experienced musicians as testsubjects. Results show that the capability of combining thephysical models and the use of a physical interface engagedthe musicians in creative exploration of physical models.