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Virtual Acoustic Instruments


  • 09 Apr


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NIME 2018: Co-Tuning Virtual-Acoustic Performance Ecosystems: observations on the development of skill and style in the study of musician-instrument relationships
Paul Stapleton, Maarten van Walstijn, Sandor Mehes

ABSTRACT
In this paper we report preliminary observations from an ongoing study into how musicians explore and adapt to the parameter space of a virtual-acoustic string bridge plate instrument. These observations inform (and are informed by) a wider approach to understanding the development of skill and style in interactions between musicians and musical instruments. We discuss a performance-driven ecosystemic approach to studying musical relationships, drawing on arguments from the literature which emphasise the need to go beyond simplistic notions of control and usability when assessing exploratory and performatory musical interactions. Lastly, we focus on processes of perceptual learning and co-tuning between musician and instrument, and how these activities may contribute to the emergence of personal style as a hallmark of skilful music-making.

VASBPI Study – Video Extracts from Sessions 7 and 8, Musician 1

https://vimeo.com/263967794/ea239ee1f8

VASBPI Study – Video Extracts from Sessions 3 and 4, Musician 1

https://vimeo.com/263967021/29f403b402

Activity levels in selected parameters
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RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

NIME 2017: Virtual-Acoustic Instrument Design: Exploring the Parameter Space of a String-Plate Model
Sandor Mehes, Maarten van Walstijn, and Paul Stapleton

DAFx 2017: An Explorative String-Bridge-Plate Model with Tunable Parameters
Maarten van Walstijn, Sandor Mehes

SMC 2016: Towards A Virtual-Acoustic String Instrument
Sandor Mehes, Maarten van Walstijn, Paul Stapleton

VASBPI user manual