Manus Tremens: A structured improvisation for accelerometer-controlled vibration motors, amplified toy harp, and live sound processing

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Abstract

Manus Tremens is a structured improvisation for accelerometer-controlled vibration motors, amplified toy harp, and live sound processing. The performer uses two vibration motors to directly actuate the strings of a toy harp. Accelerometers affixed to the performer's wrists affect the vibration intensity of each motor, which enables nuanced dynamic control of the sounds being produced. The design of this system and performance are inspired by the cimbalom, an Eastern European hammered dulcimer instrument. The Manus Tremens system also represents a collaborative approach to sound-making that combines human movements and mechatronic sound actuation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2022 8th International Conference on Movement and Computing, MOCO 2022
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450387163
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Movement and Computing, MOCO 2022 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2022Jun 24 2022

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
VolumePar F180475

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Movement and Computing, MOCO 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period6/22/226/24/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

Keywords

  • Collaborative Robotics
  • Gestural Control
  • Interactive Music System
  • Musical Robotics

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