The Springamajig: A Flexible Digital Musical Instrument

Thomas Rushton, Dan Overholt

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The Springamajig is a prototype gestural digital musical instrument based on the physical properties of a large helical extension spring suspended between two long handles. Equipped with a small collection of sensors which measure its physical orientation and manipulation, plus a microphone and speaker, the instrument is self-contained, and sonifies gestures by way of a bespoke, granular-type table-lookup synthesis engine running on an internal microcontroller. The instrument has the potential to present an engaging and compelling experience for performer and audience, respectively; this is due in part to the resistance provided by the spring under deformation, and the physical effort required in order to perform with it. Its physical properties lend it to a variety of performance approaches, taking advantage of its weight and momentum.

TitelProceedings of the 19th Sound and Music Computing Conference, June 5-12th, 2022, Saint-Étienne (France) : SMC/JIM/IFC 2022
RedaktørerRomain Michon, Laurent Pottier, Yann Orlarey
Antal sider2
ForlagSound and Music Computing Network
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-2-9584126-0-9
StatusUdgivet - 2022
Begivenhed19th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2022 - Saint-Etienne, Frankrig
Varighed: 5 jun. 202212 jun. 2022


Konference19th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2022
NavnProceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference

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