Nuvolet: 3D Gesture-driven Collaborative Audio Mosaicing

Comajuncosas, Josep M. and Barrachina, Alex and O’Connell, John and Guaus, Enric

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This research presents a 3D gestural interface for collaborative concatenative sound synthesis and audio mosaicing.Our goal is to improve the communication between the audience and performers by means of an enhanced correlationbetween gestures and musical outcome. Nuvolet consists ofa 3D motion controller coupled to a concatenative synthesis engine. The interface detects and tracks the performers hands in four dimensions (x,y,z,t) and allows them toconcurrently explore two or three-dimensional sound cloudrepresentations of the units from the sound corpus, as wellas to perform collaborative target-based audio mosaicing.Nuvolet is included in the Esmuc Laptop Orchestra catalogfor forthcoming performances.