A Theory of Modulated Objects for New Shamanic Controller Design

Burtner, Matthew

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes a theory for modulated objects based onobservations of recent musical interface design trends. Thetheory implies extensions to an object-based approach tocontroller design. Combining NIME research withethnographic study of shamanic traditions. The , , authordiscusses the creation of new controllers based on theshamanic use of ritual objects.