Homo Restis — Constructive Control Through Modular String Topologies

Vetter, Jens and Leimcke, Sarah

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper we discuss a modular instrument system for musical expression consisting of multiple devices using string detection, sound synthesis and wireless communication. The design of the system allows for different physical arrangements, which we define as topologies. In particular we will explain our concept and requirements, the system architecture including custom magnetic string sensors and our network communication and discuss its use in the performance HOMO RESTIS.