Experimental Controllers for Live Electronic Music Performance (vs. Copyright).

Bernard, David

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes the design and development of several musical instruments and MIDI controllers built byDavid Bernard (as part of The Sound Surgery project:www.thesoundsurgery.co.uk) and used in club performances around Glasgow during 1995-2002. It argues that changing technologies and copyright are shifting ourunderstanding of music from "live art" to "recorded medium" whilst blurring the boundaries between sound and visual production.