An interactive bio-music improvisation system

Koray Tahiroʇlu, Hannah Drayson, Cumhur Erkut

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In this paper, we focus on electrical bio-signals of humans as a core musical material. Typically, interaction is under-utilized in bio-music; an improved system can offer alternative design opportunities compared to a collection of instruments controlled by bio-signals in real-time. Our Interactive Bio-music Improvisation System (IBIS) is capable of rendering pre-recorded bio-signals under controlled situations, and allows two performers to interact with the computational representation of a third one in real-time. These capabilities afford a multitude of narratives. Here, we present our bio-signal instrumentation and audiovisual synthesis strategies in detail; we aim to demonstrate the components of the IBIS during the ICMC-08 Conference.

Original languageEnglish
Publication date1 Jan 2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008 - Belfast, Ireland
Duration: 24 Aug 200829 Aug 2008


ConferenceInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008


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