The Vocal Augmentation and Manipulation Prosthesis (VAMP): A Conducting-Based Gestural Controller for Vocal Performance

Jessop, Elena

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes The Vocal Augmentation and Manipulation Prosthesis (VAMP) a gesture-based wearable controller for live-time vocal performance. This controller allows a singer to capture and manipulate single notes that he or she sings, using a gestural vocabulary developed from that of choral conducting. By drawing from a familiar gestural vocabulary, this controller and the associated mappings can be more intuitive and expressive for both performer and audience.