The body as mediator of music in the Emotion Light

van ’t Klooster, Adinda Rosa

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes the development of the Emotion Light, an interactive biofeedback artwork where the user listens to a piece of electronic music whilst holding a semi-transparent sculpture that tracks his/her bodily responses and translates these into changing light patterns that emerge from the sculpture. The context of this work is briefly described and the questions it poses are derived from interviews held with audience members.