gestural music

[ARCHIVAL] The Drancing accelerometer sensor suit "air instrument"

 ARCHIVAL (2008): This content is now considered historical only!
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The Drancing system was a sensor suit with embedded triaxial accelerometers developed by Dr Darren Kelly from 1996 to 2005 for creation of music and computer visuals using real-time synthesis of signals from dance movement and other body motion (gestures) and triggering of samples. The name Drancing originally meant "drumming-by-dancing".

[ARCHIVAL] Video: Drancing accelerometer music with Wiimotes: 3D variable frequency oscillators + amplitude variation + triggered "air drum" samples

 ARCHIVAL (2008): This content is now considered historical only!
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Demonstrated combined variable frequency oscillator, amplitude variation, and triggered Drum sample ("Drumming by Dancing") modes along with Drancel (R,G,B) monitor visuals projected onto the "Drancer" performer. For this demonstration two hand-held Wiimotes were used, with a version of DranceWare written in PureData/GEM running on a MacBook Pro.