This book explores interactive systems for performing, composing, analysing, and learning about music, taking into account new interaction technologies such as the iPad, Wii, iPhone, Kinect, and Arduino, and newly relevant theories such as embodied cognition.
This agenda-setting book presents state of the art research in Music and Human-Computer Interaction (also known as 'Music Interaction'). Music Interaction research is at an exciting and formative stage. Topics discussed include interactive music systems, digital and virtual musical instruments, theories, methodologies and technologies for Music Interaction. Musical activities covered include composition, performance, improvisation, analysis, live coding, and collaborative music making. Innovative approaches to existing musical activities are explored, as well as tools that make new kinds of musical activity possible. Music and Human-Computer Interaction is stimulating reading for professionals and enthusiasts alike: researchers, musicians, interactive music system designers, music software developers, educators, and those seeking deeper involvement in music interaction. It presents the very latest research, discusses fundamental ideas, and identifies key issues and directions for future work.
Music Interaction: Understanding Music and Human-Computer Interaction.- Should Music Interaction Be Easy?.- Amateur Musicians, Long-term Engagement, and HCI.- Affective Musical Interaction: Influencing Users' Behaviour and Experiences with Music.- Chasing a Feeling: Experience in Computer Support Jamming.- The Haptic Bracelets: Learning Multi-limb Rhythm Skills from Haptic Stimuli whilst Reading.- Piano Technique as a Case Study in Expressive Gestural Interaction.- Live Music-making: A Rich Open Task Requires a Rich Open Interface.- A New Interaction Strategy for Musical Timbre Design.- Pulsed Melodic Processing - The Use of Melodies in Affective Computations for Increased Processing Transparency.- Computer Musicking: HCI, CSCW, and Collaborative Digital Musical Interaction.- Song Walker Harmony Space: Embodied Interaction Design for Complex Musical Skills.- Evolutionary and Generative Music Informs Music HCI - and vice versa.- Video Analysis for Evaluating Music Interaction: Musical Tabletops.- Towards a Participatory Approach for Interaction Design based on Conceptual Metaphor Theory: A Case Study from Music Interaction.- Appropriate and Complementary Rhythmic Improvisation in an Interactive Music System.- Index.
From the reviews:
"The chapters begin with an abstract and end with a concluding wrap-up and a list of references. A comprehensive index for the entire book is very helpful to readers. A broad audience of researchers, musicians, and designers will find worthwhile and stimulating ideas in this book." (Brad Reid, Computing Reviews, March, 2014)
Breaks new ground on Music and Human-Computer Interaction
Analyses new theories, methodologies and technologies for Music and Human-Computer Interaction with detailed case studies showing how they are applied
Brings together the latest research, discusses fundamental ideas, and identifies key issues and directions for future work