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Musical B-boying: A Wearable Musical Instrument by Dancing

  • Minoru Fujimoto
  • Naotaka Fujita
  • Yoshinari Takegawa
  • Tsutomu Terada
  • Masahiko Tsukamoto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5309)

Abstract

Advances in computer technologies have enabled new means of musical expression with motion enabled musical instruments, which have attracted a great deal of attention. We created a new performance system that enables a dancer to make music while b-boying, which is a dance style. We implemented sensor-equipped shoes and a system that recognizes motions and that controls music. We used an implemented prototype on stage, and we found that dancers were able to control the music flexibly while b-boying. Our system will bring about a new style of musical performance for both musicians and dancers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minoru Fujimoto
    • 1
  • Naotaka Fujita
    • 1
  • Yoshinari Takegawa
    • 2
  • Tsutomu Terada
    • 1
  • Masahiko Tsukamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringKobe UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Organization of Advanced Science and TechnologyKobe UniversityJapan

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