The T-Stick : From Musical Interface to Musical Instrument

Malloch, Joseph and Wanderley, Marcelo M.

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes the T-Stick, a new family of digitalmusical instruments. It presents the motivation behind theproject, hardware and software design, and presents insightsgained through collaboration with performers who have collectively practised and performed with the T-Stick for hundreds of hours, and with composers who have written piecesfor the instrument in the context of McGill University’s Digital Orchestra project. Each of the T-Sticks is based on thesame general structure and sensing platform, but each alsodiffers from its siblings in size, weight, timbre and range.