Summer Semester 2009,

Romori - a digital-acoustic instrument family

Daniel Berwanger

Romori - a digital-acoustic instrument family

 

Diplom 2009, supervised by Prof. Barbara Junge

 

 

The work deals with the exploration of new interfaces between humans and computers. It focuses especially on the development of new hardware and software solutions that enables a more expressive control of the composition process as well as the live performance of computer music. The performative element of playing these instruments is assumed to be gaining more importants these days, thoroughly and precisely in relation to conventional instruments. The project includes apart from the design of an extensible instrument family, the design of the interface, the physical preparation as well as software programming. The design elements were thereby reduced to the essentials to make the hardware and the software easy to use, and to offer an easy access even to people who are not familiar with electronic or computer music. Previously, Daniel Berwanger developed four instruments, each with a different analogous cause-effect principle, with the aim off making the digital tangible and audible. FDL 010 is an instrument that can be controlled by the vibration of a string. DRM 020 is controlled by pressure-sensitive surfaces. PIP 030 is played with distance sensors, and TRA 040 is a motion tracking tool that responds to the movement of the user. 

Participants Daniel Berwanger
Supervision Prof. Barbara Junge
Project categoryDiploma
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