Brushing Interface - DIY multi-touch interface for expressive gestural performance

Jaehoon Choi

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Track: Papers
  • Pages: 180–185
  • Article Number: 25
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Abstract:

This paper presents the design of the Brushing Interface, which aims to transform brushing gestures into a genuine and expressive musical/sonic performance. To achieve this, a hardware system consisting of a grid of 216 self-made force sensitive resistor(FSR) sensors and 8 piezo microphones was implemented, which enables high-fidelity gesture tracking and sound production closely tied with brushing gestures. The hardware system, including the sensor itself, was made in a DIY approach, which provides an economical and high-quality design strategy for implementing a multi-touch interface. Moreover, it is combined with a unique gesture mapping strategy that integrates multi-dimensional parameter mapping and continuous gesture tracking, enabling an expressive performance that is highly flexible to configure in various settings.

Citation:

Jaehoon Choi. 2023. Brushing Interface - DIY multi-touch interface for expressive gestural performance. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime2023_25,
 abstract = {This paper presents the design of the Brushing Interface, which aims to transform brushing gestures into a genuine and expressive musical/sonic performance. To achieve this, a hardware system consisting of a grid of 216 self-made force sensitive resistor(FSR) sensors and 8 piezo microphones was implemented, which enables high-fidelity gesture tracking and sound production closely tied with brushing gestures. The hardware system, including the sensor itself, was made in a DIY approach, which provides an economical and high-quality design strategy for implementing a multi-touch interface. Moreover, it is combined with a unique gesture mapping strategy that integrates multi-dimensional parameter mapping and continuous gesture tracking, enabling an expressive performance that is highly flexible to configure in various settings.},
 address = {Mexico City, Mexico},
 articleno = {25},
 author = {Jaehoon Choi},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Miguel Ortiz and Adnan Marquez-Borbon},
 issn = {2220-4806},
 month = {May},
 numpages = {6},
 pages = {180--185},
 title = {Brushing Interface - DIY multi-touch interface for expressive gestural performance},
 track = {Papers},
 url = {http://nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime2023_25.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}