Composing an Ensemble Standstill Work for Myo and Bela

Martin, Charles Patrick and Jensenius, Alexander Refsum and Torresen, Jim

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes the process of developing a standstill performance work using the Myo gesture control armband and the Bela embedded computing platform. The combination of Myo and Bela allows a portable and extensible version of the standstill performance concept while introducing muscle tension as an additional control parameter. We describe the technical details of our setup and introduce Myo-to-Bela and Myo-to-OSC software bridges that assist with prototyping compositions using the Myo controller.