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A NIME Reader

Fifteen Years of New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Serves both as topical introduction and survey of influential past work as well as a dooropener for exciting new developments

  • Presents a selection from the fifteen year long history of the leading music technology conference about the future of musical instruments and technologies

  • Each of the papers is introduced by a leading expert in the field and accompanied by a new commentary written by the original authors

  • Includes the earliest reports of instruments like the reacTable, Overtone Violin, Pebblebox, Plank, and others

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxix
  2. 2002: The Importance of Parameter Mapping in Electronic Instrument Design

    • Andy Hunt, Marcelo M. Wanderley, Matthew Paradis
    Pages 29-44
  3. 2002: The Plank: Designing a Simple Haptic Controller

    • Bill Verplank, Michael Gurevich, Max Mathews
    Pages 59-70
  4. 2003: Contexts of Collaborative Musical Experiences

    • Tina Blaine, Sidney Fels
    Pages 71-87
  5. 2003: Designing, Playing, and Performing with a Vision-Based Mouth Interface

    • Michael J. Lyons, Michael Hähnel, Nobuji Tetsutani
    Pages 107-124
  6. 2003: OpenSound Control: State of the Art 2003

    • Matthew Wright, Adrian Freed, Ali Momeni
    Pages 125-145
  7. 2004: The Electronic Sitar Controller

    • Ajay Kapur, Ariel J. Lazier, Philip Davidson, R. Scott Wilson, Perry R. Cook
    Pages 147-163
  8. 2005: Towards a Dimension Space for Musical Devices

    • David Birnbaum, Rebecca Fiebrink, Joseph Malloch, Marcelo M. Wanderley
    Pages 211-222
  9. 2005: The Overtone Violin

    • Dan Overholt
    Pages 223-234
  10. 2006: Mobile Music Technology: Report on an Emerging Community

    • Lalya Gaye, Lars Erik Holmquist, Frauke Behrendt, Atau Tanaka
    Pages 253-265
  11. 2007: Wireless Sensor Interface and Gesture-Follower for Music Pedagogy

    • 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.

Keywords

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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    Alexander Refsum Jensenius

  • Ritsumeikan University , Kyoto, Japan

    Michael J. Lyons

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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47214-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • 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, Music, Acoustics

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-47214-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)