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A NIME Reader

Fifteen Years of New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Alexander Refsum Jensenius
  • Michael J. Lyons

Part of the Current Research in Systematic Musicology book series (CRSM, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Andy Hunt, Marcelo M. Wanderley, Matthew Paradis
    Pages 29-44
  3. Bill Verplank, Michael Gurevich, Max Mathews
    Pages 59-70
  4. Tina Blaine, Sidney Fels
    Pages 71-87
  5. Michael J. Lyons, Michael Hähnel, Nobuji Tetsutani
    Pages 107-124
  6. Matthew Wright, Adrian Freed, Ali Momeni
    Pages 125-145
  7. Ajay Kapur, Ariel J. Lazier, Philip Davidson, R. Scott Wilson, Perry R. Cook
    Pages 147-163
  8. David Birnbaum, Rebecca Fiebrink, Joseph Malloch, Marcelo M. Wanderley
    Pages 211-222
  9. Dan Overholt
    Pages 223-234
  10. Lalya Gaye, Lars Erik Holmquist, Frauke Behrendt, Atau Tanaka
    Pages 253-265
  11. Frederic Bevilacqua, Fabrice Guédy, Norbert Schnell, Emmanuel Fléty, Nicolas Leroy
    Pages 267-284

About this book


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.


Musical Instrument Musical Interface NIME Music Technology New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Refsum Jensenius
    • 1
  • Michael J. Lyons
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MusicologyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Ritsumeikan University KyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A NIME Reader
  • Book Subtitle Fifteen Years of New Interfaces for Musical Expression
  • Editors Alexander Refsum Jensenius
    Michael J. Lyons
  • Series Title Current Research in Systematic Musicology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Research in Systematic Musicology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-47213-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83682-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-47214-0
  • Series ISSN 2196-6966
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-6974
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XLII, 485
  • Number of Illustrations 66 b/w illustrations, 154 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Acoustics
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