MICON A Music Stand for Interactive Conducting

Borchers, Jan and Hadjakos, Aristotelis and Mühlhäuser, Max

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The MICON is an electronic music stand extending Maestro!, the latest in a series of interactive conducting exhibits that use real orchestral audio and video recordings. The MICON uses OpenGL-based rendering to display and animate score pages with a high degree of realism. It offers three different score display formats to match the user’s level of expertise. A realtime animated visual cueing system helps users with their conducting. The MICON has been evaluated with music students.