Bowstroke Database : A Web-Accessible Archive of Violin Bowing Data

Young, Diana and Deshmane, Anagha

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper presents a newly created database containingcalibrated gesture and audio data corresponding to variousviolin bowstrokes, as well as video and motion capture datain some cases. The database is web-accessible and searchable by keywords and subject. It also has several importantfeatures designed to improve accessibility to the data and tofoster collaboration between researchers in fields related tobowed string synthesis, acoustics, and gesture.