Conducting Sound in Space

Siegel, Wayne

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper discusses control of multichannel sound diffusion by means of motion-tracking hardware and software within the context of a live performance. The idea developed from the author’s previous use of motion-tracking technology in his own artistic practice as a composer and performer. Various motion tracking systems were considered, experiments were conducted with three sound diffusion setups at three venues and a new composition for solo performer and motion-tracking system took form.