Towards a Taxonomy of Realtime Interfaces for Electronic Music Performance

Paine, Garth

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper presents a discussion regarding organology classification and taxonomies for digital musical instruments (DMI), arising from the TIEM (Taxonomy of Interfaces for Electronic Music performance) survey (, conducted as part of an Australian Research Council Linkage project titled "Performance Practice in New Interfaces for Realtime Electronic Music Performance". This research is being carried out at the VIPRe Lab at, the University of Western Sydney in partnership with the Electronic Music Foundation (EMF), Infusion Systems1 and The Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory (IDMIL) at McGill University. The project seeks to develop a schema of new interfaces for realtime electronic music performance.