A Notation System for the Karlax Controller

Mays, Tom and Faber, Francis

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper we expose the need to go beyond the composer/performer model of electronic instrument design and programming to encourage the transmission of compositions and the creation of a repertory via notation of repeatable performance practice. Drawing on 4 years of practice using the Karlax controller (Da Fact) as a base for new digital musical instruments, we present our notation system in detail and cite some mapping strategies and examples from to pieces in a growing repertory of chamber music compositions for electronic and acoustic instruments