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Music and Human-Computer Interaction

Holland, S., Wilkie, K., Mulholland, P., Seago, A. (Eds.)

2013, VIII, 292 p. 60 illus.

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  • Breaks new ground on Music and Human-Computer Interaction
  • Analyses new theories, methodologies and technologies for Music and Human-Computer Interaction with detailed case studies showing how they are applied
  • Brings together the latest research, discusses fundamental ideas, and identifies key issues and directions for future work

This agenda-setting book presents state of the art research in Music and Human-Computer Interaction (also known as ‘Music Interaction’). Music Interaction research is at an exciting and formative stage. Topics discussed include interactive music systems, digital and virtual musical instruments, theories, methodologies and technologies for Music Interaction. Musical activities covered include composition, performance, improvisation, analysis, live coding, and collaborative music making. Innovative approaches to existing musical activities are explored, as well as tools that make new kinds of musical activity possible. Music and Human-Computer Interaction is stimulating reading for professionals and enthusiasts alike: researchers, musicians, interactive music system designers, music software developers, educators, and those seeking deeper involvement in music interaction. It presents the very latest research, discusses fundamental ideas, and identifies key issues and directions for future work.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Computer Supported Cooperative Work - Design and Evaluation Methodologies - Embodied Cognition - Human Computer Interaction - Music Interaction - Pervasive Interaction - Physicality - Usability - User Experience

Related subjects » Communication Networks - General Issues - HCI - Information Systems and Applications - Software Engineering

Table of contents 

Music Interaction: Understanding Music and Human-Computer Interaction.- Should Music Interaction Be Easy?.- Amateur Musicians, Long-term Engagement, and HCI.- Affective Musical Interaction: Influencing Users’ Behaviour and Experiences with Music.- Chasing a Feeling: Experience in Computer Support Jamming.- The Haptic Bracelets: Learning Multi-limb Rhythm Skills from Haptic Stimuli whilst Reading.- Piano Technique as a Case Study in Expressive Gestural Interaction.- Live Music-making: A Rich Open Task Requires a Rich Open Interface.- A New Interaction Strategy for Musical Timbre Design.- Pulsed Melodic Processing – The Use of Melodies in Affective Computations for Increased Processing Transparency.- Computer Musicking: HCI, CSCW, and Collaborative Digital Musical Interaction.- Song Walker Harmony Space: Embodied Interaction Design for Complex Musical Skills.- Evolutionary and Generative Music Informs Music HCI – and vice versa.- Video Analysis for Evaluating Music Interaction: Musical Tabletops.- Towards a Participatory Approach for Interaction Design based on Conceptual Metaphor Theory: A Case Study from Music Interaction.- Appropriate and Complementary Rhythmic Improvisation in an Interactive Music System.- Index.

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