2004: Towards a generalized friction controller: from the bowed string to Unusual Musical Instruments

Stefania Serafin, Diana Young

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Abstract

We present case studies of unusual instruments that share the same excitation mechanism as that of the bowed string. The musical saw, Tibetan singing bow, glass harmonica, and bowed cymbal all produce sound by rubbing a hard object on the surface of the instrument. For each, we discuss the design of its physical model and present a means for expressively controlling it. Finally, we propose a new kind of generalized friction controller to be used in all these examples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA NIME reader : Fifteen Years of New Interfaces for Musical Expression
EditorsAlexander Refsum Jensenius, Michael J. Lyons
Volume3
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2017
Pages181-191
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-47213-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-47214-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesCurrent Research in Systematic Musicology
Volume3
ISSN2196-6966

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