Kinesonic composition as choreographed sound: Composing gesture in sensor-based music

Aurie Hsu, Steven Kemper

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Abstract

Music composition is seldom considered a physical activity or embodied experience. As current technologies enable the mapping of movement to musical parameters, the consideration of gesture and movement becomes essential to shaping the identity of a piece. This paper discusses the concept of choreographed sound as part of "kinesonic composition," an approach that foregrounds embodied experience, integrates physical and imagined gesture, kinetic and kinesthetic experience, and sonic elements. It also describes the Remote electroAcoustic Kinesthetic Sensing (RAKS) system, a wearable wireless sensor interface designed specifically for belly dance movement. Discussing three recent pieces that use the RAKS system, the authors outline the bidirectional relationship between movement and music in a kinesonic framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2015
Subtitle of host publicationLooking Back, Looking Forward - Proceedings
EditorsRichard Dudas
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Pages412-415
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0984527443, 9780984527441
StatePublished - 2015
Event41st International Computer Music Conference: Looking Back, Looking Forward, ICMC 2015 - Denton, United States
Duration: Sep 25 2015Oct 1 2015

Publication series

Name41st International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2015: Looking Back, Looking Forward - Proceedings

Conference

Conference41st International Computer Music Conference: Looking Back, Looking Forward, ICMC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenton
Period9/25/1510/1/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Music
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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