Holland, Simon; Marshall, Paul; Bird, Jon; Dalton, Sheep; Morris, Richard; Pantidi, Nadia; Rogers, Yvonne and Clark, Andy
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1145/1517664.1517690|
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Musical harmony is considered to be one of the most abstract and technically difficult parts of music. It is generally taught formally via abstract, domain-specific concepts, principles, rules and heuristics. By contrast, when harmony is represented using an existing interactive desktop tool, Harmony Space, a new, parsimonious, but equivalently expressive, unified level of description emerges. This focuses not on abstract concepts, but on concrete locations, objects, areas and trajectories.
This paper presents a design study of a prototype version of Harmony Space driven by whole body navigation, and characterizes the new opportunities presented for the principled manipulation of chord sequences and bass lines. These include: deeper engagement and directness; rich physical cues for memory and reflection, embodied engagement with rhythmic time constraints; hands which are free for other simultaneous activities (such as playing a traditional instrument); and qualitatively new possibilities for collaborative use.
|Item Type:||Conference Item|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 ACM|
|Extra Information:||ISBN: 978-1-60558-493-5|
|Keywords:||Harmony Space; whole body interaction; embodiment; music; improvisation; education; embodied cognition; human computer interaction;|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)|
|Depositing User:||Simon Holland|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2009 10:40|
|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2016 13:23|
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