Visible Excitation Methods: Energy and Expressiveness in Electronic Music Performance

Verdonk, Dianne

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In electronic music performance, a good relationship between what is visible and what is audible can contribute to a more succesful way of conveying thought or feeling. This connection can be enhanced by putting visible energy into an electronic interface or instrument. This paper discusses the advantages and implementations of visible excitation methods, and how these could reinforce the bridge between the performance of acoustic and electronic instruments concerning expressiveness.