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Sound Control: Supporting Custom Musical Interface Design for Children with Disabilities

Samuel Thompson Parke-Wolfe 1 Hugo Scurto 2 Rebecca Fiebrink 1
2 Interaction Son Musique Mouvement [Paris]
STMS - Sciences et Technologies de la Musique et du Son : UMR 9912
Abstract : We have built a new software toolkit that enables music therapists and teachers to create custom digital musical interfaces for children with diverse disabilities. It was designed in collaboration with music therapists , teachers, and children. It uses interactive machine learning to create new sensor-and vision-based musical interfaces using demonstrations of actions and sound, making interface building fast and accessible to people without programming or engineering expertise. Interviews with two music therapy and education professionals who have used the software extensively illustrate how richly customised, sensor-based interfaces can be used in music therapy contexts; they also reveal how properties of input devices, music-making approaches, and mapping techniques can support a variety of interaction styles and therapy goals.
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Samuel Thompson Parke-Wolfe, Hugo Scurto, Rebecca Fiebrink. Sound Control: Supporting Custom Musical Interface Design for Children with Disabilities. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2019), Jun 2019, Porto Alegre, Brazil. ⟨hal-02935947⟩



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