What is a musical instrument? What are the musical instruments of the future? This anthology presents thirty papers selected from the fifteen year long history of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). NIME is a leading music technology conference, and an important venue for researchers and artists to present and discuss their explorations of musical instruments and technologies.
Each of the papers is followed by commentaries written by the original authors and by leading experts. The volume covers important developments in the field, including the earliest reports of instruments like the reacTable, Overtone Violin, Pebblebox, and Plank. There are also numerous papers presenting new development platforms and technologies, as well as critical reflections, theoretical analyses and artistic experiences.
The anthology is intended for newcomers who want to get an overview of recent advances in music technology. The historical traces, meta-discussions and reflections will also be of interest for longtime NIME participants. The book thus serves both as a survey of influential past work and as a starting point for new and exciting future developments.
2001: Principles for Designing Computer Music Controllers.- 2001: Problems and Prospects for Intimate Musical Control of Computers.- 2002: The importance of parameter mapping in electronic instrument design.- 2002: Multimodal Interaction in Music Using the Electromyogram and Relative Position Sensing.- 2002: The Plank: Designing a Simple Haptic Controller.- 2003: Contexts of Collaborative Musical Experiences.- 2003: Sonigraphical Instruments: From FMOL to the reacTable*.- 2003: Designing, Playing, and Performing with a Vision-based Mouth Interface.- 2003: OpenSound Control: State of the Art 2003.- 2004: The Electronic Sitar Controller.- 2004: PebbleBox and CrumbleBag: Tactile Interfaces for Granular Synthesis.- 2004: Toward a Generalized Friction Controller: From the Bowed String to Unusual Musical Instruments.- 2004: On-the-fly Programming: Using Code as an Expressive Musical Instrument.- 2005: Towards a Dimension Space for Musical Devices.- 2005: The Overtone Violin.- 2006: Sensemble: A Wireless, Compact, Multi-User Sensor System for Interactive Dance.- 2006: Mobile Music Technology: Report on an Emerging Community.- 2007: Wireless Sensor Interface and Gesture-Follower for Music Pedagogy.- 2007: Don't Forget the Laptop: Using Native Input Capabilities for Expressive Musical Control.- 2007: Expression and its Discontents: Toward an Ecology of Musical Creation.- 2007: The Acoustic, the Digital and the Body: A Survey on Musical Instruments.- 2008: Eight Years of Practice on the Hyper-Flute: Technological and Musical Perspectives.- 2009: A History of Hemispherical Speakers at Princeton, Plus a DIY Guide.- 2011: Satellite CCRMA: A Musical Interaction and Sound Synthesis Platform.- 2012: The Fingerphone: a Case Study of Sustainable Instrument Redesign.- 2012: To be inside someone else's dream: Music for Sleeping & Waking Minds.- 2012: TouchKeys: Capacitive Multi-Touch Sensing on a Physical Keyboard.- 2013: The Web Browser As Synthesizer And Interface.- 2014: To Gesture or Not? An Analysis of Terminology in NIME Proceedings 2001-2013.- 2015: Fourteen Years of NIME: The Value and Meaning of 'Community' in Interactive Music Research.