Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

MappEMG: Supporting Musical Expression with Vibrotactile Feedback by Capturing Gestural Features through Electromyography

Abstract : Music performance involves continuous muscle activity of different body parts. Activity of more distal body segments which directly interact with the instrument usually relates to the actual production of sound. However, muscle activations of more proximal segments, including the trunk, might relate to the expressive content of the musical idea being communicated by the performer due to an embodiment process. This demo paper presents a work-in-progress implementation of an integrated set-up, the MappEMG, to produce a vibrotactile feedback based on surface electromyography data of pianists’ abdominal muscle activations. The main objective of the work is to make perceptible through haptic stimuli a rather non-visible dimension of pianists’ gestures (i.e. their ‘physiological tension’) linked to their expressive intentions in terms of musical tension, a key feature of musical structure in western tonal music. We envision to adapt the set-up presented to both live musical performances and pedagogical contexts.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [6 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02901207
Contributor : Christian Frisson Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:13:53 PM
Last modification on : Friday, October 8, 2021 - 6:50:34 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Monday, November 30, 2020 - 11:39:33 PM

File

HAID2020-Verdugo.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-02901207, version 1

Collections

Citation

Felipe Verdugo, Suzuka Kokubu, Johnty Wang, Marcelo Wanderley. MappEMG: Supporting Musical Expression with Vibrotactile Feedback by Capturing Gestural Features through Electromyography. International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design, 2020, Montreal, Canada. ⟨hal-02901207⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

129

Files downloads

90