Mary Had a Little scoreTable* or the reacTable* Goes Melodic

Jordà, Sergi and Alonso, Marcos

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper introduces the scoreTable*, a tangible interactive music score editor which started as a simple application for demoing "traditional" approaches to music creation, using the reacTable* technology, and which has evolved into an independent research project on its own. After a brief discussion on the role of pitch in music, we present a brief overview of related tangible music editors, and discuss several paradigms in computer music creation, contrasting synchronous with asynchronous approaches. The final part of the paper describes the current state of the scoreTable* as well as its future lines of research.