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Musical B-boying: A Wearable Musical Instrument by Dancing

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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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Fujimoto, M., Fujita, N., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., Tsukamoto, M. (2008). Musical B-boying: A Wearable Musical Instrument by Dancing. In: Stevens, S.M., Saldamarco, S.J. (eds) Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2008. ICEC 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5309. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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