The Musical Synchrotron : Using Wireless Motion Sensors to Study How Social Interaction Affects Synchronization with Musical Tempo

Demey, Michiel and Leman, Marc and Bossuyt, Frederick and Vanfleteren, Jan

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The Musical Synchrotron is a software interface that connects wireless motion sensors to a real-time interactive environment (Pure Data, Max/MSP). In addition to the measurement of movement, the system provides audio playback and visual feedback. The Musical Synchrotron outputs a score with the degree in which synchronization with the presented music is successful. The interface has been used to measure how people move in response to music. The system was used for experiments at public events.