Developing a Performance Practice for Mobile Music Technology

Salazar, Spencer and Piepenbrink, Andrew and Reid, Sarah

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper documents an extensive and varied series of performances by the authors over the past year using mobile technology, primarily iPad tablets running the Auraglyph musical sketchpad software. These include both solo and group performances, the latter under the auspices of the Mobile Ensemble of CalArts (MECA), a group created to perform music with mobile technology devices. As a whole, this diverse mobile technology-based performance practice leverages Auraglyph’s versatility to explore a number of topical issues in electronic music performance, including the use of physical and acoustical space, audience participation, and interaction design of musical instruments.