Emovere: Designing Sound Interactions for Biosignals and Dancers

Jaimovich, Javier

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper presents the work developed for Emovere: an interactive real-time interdisciplinary performance that measures physiological signals from dancers to drive a piece that explores and reflects around the biology of emotion. This document focuses on the design of a series of interaction modes and materials that were developed for this performance, and are believed to be a contribution for the creation of artistic projects that work with dancers and physiological signals. The paper introduces the motivation and theoretical framework behind this project, to then deliver a detailed description and analysis of four different interaction modes built to drive this performance using electromyography and electrocardiography. Readers will find a discussion of the results obtained with these designs, as well as comments on future work.