Motion and Synchronization Analysis of Musical Ensembles with the Kinect

Hadjakos, Aristotelis and Grosshauser, Tobias

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Music ensembles have to synchronize themselves with a very high precision inorder to achieve the desired musical results. For that purpose the musicians donot only rely on their auditory perception but also perceive and interpret themovements and gestures of their ensemble colleges. In this paper we present aKinect-based method to analyze ensemble play based on head tracking. We discussfirst experimental results with a violin duo performance.