EyeMusic: Making Music with the Eyes

Hornof, Anthony J. and Sato, Linda

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Though musical performers routinely use eye movements to communicate with each other during musical performances, very few performers or composers have used eye tracking devices to direct musical compositions and performances. EyeMusic is a system that uses eye movements as an input to electronic music compositions. The eye movements can directly control the music, or the music can respond to the eyes moving around a visual scene. EyeMusic is implemented so that any composer using established composition software can incorporate prerecorded eye movement data into their musical compositions.