Musink: Composing Music through Augmented Drawing

Theophanis Tsandilas 1 Catherine Letondal 1 Wendy Mackay 1
1 IN-SITU - Situated interaction
LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623
Abstract : We focus on the creative use of paper in the music composition process, particularly the interaction between paper and end-user programming. When expressing musical ideas, composers draw in a precise way, not just sketch. Working in close collaboration with composers, we designed Musink to provide them with a smooth transition between paper drawings and OpenMusic, a flexible music composition tool. Musink's built-in recognizers handle common needs, such as scoping and annotation. Users can also define new gestures and associate them with their own or predefined software functions. Musink supports semi-structured, delayed interpretation and serves as a customizable gesture browser, giving composers significant freedom to create their own, individualized composition lan-guages and to experiment with music, on-paper and on-line
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Theophanis Tsandilas, Catherine Letondal, Wendy Mackay. Musink: Composing Music through Augmented Drawing. International conference on Human factors in computing systems, Apr 2009, Boston, United States. pp.819-828, ⟨10.1145/1518701.1518827⟩. ⟨hal-00589698⟩

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