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Intention, Effort, and Restraint: The EMG in Musical Performance

Tanaka, Atau. 2015. Intention, Effort, and Restraint: The EMG in Musical Performance. Leonardo, 48(3), pp. 298-299. ISSN 0024-094X [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The author presents the challenges and opportunities in the use of the electromyogram (EMG), a signal representing muscle activity, for digital musical instrument applications. The author presents basic mapping paradigms and the place of the EMG in multimodal interac- tion and describes initial trials in machine learning. It is proposed that nonlinearities in musical instrument response cannot be modelled only by parameter interpolation and require strategies of extrapolation. The author introduces the concepts of intention, effort, and restraint as such strategies, to exploit, as well as confront limitations of, the use of muscle signals in musical performance.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1162/LEON_a_01018

Keywords:

muscle sensing, biosignal, biomusic

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing

Dates:

DateEvent
1 June 2015Published
7 April 2015Accepted

Item ID:

19674

Date Deposited:

17 Jan 2017 16:11

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2018 00:12

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19674

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