SurfaceMusic : Mapping Virtual Touch-based Instruments to Physical Models

Fyfe, Lawrence and Lynch, Sean and Hull, Carmen and Carpendale, Sheelagh

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper we discuss SurfaceMusic, a tabletop music system in which touch gestures are mapped to physical modelsof instruments. With physical models, parametric controlover the sound allows for a more natural interaction between gesture and sound. We discuss the design and implementation of a simple gestural interface for interactingwith virtual instruments and a messaging system that conveys gesture data to the audio system.