Duet for Violin and Biofeedback

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Duet for Violin and Biofeedback is a live interactive piece, for
Violin and Tape, which uses new wearable sensor technologies
(biosensors) to explore the relationship between performer and
performer biometric data. The piece incorporates the term ‘biofeedback’ for this reason. The piece is in two parts. The first
movement allows for the performer to play from a score, in unison with a Fixed Media recording, which uses the acousmatic
medium to relay sounds inspired from trends observed in studied biometric data. The second movement, however, allows the
performer to interact with the piece: deciding its structure and
dictating how the piece will sound. They do this by wearing a
biosensor, to perform novel gestures (created via machine learning before the performance), which aect playback and musical
parameters of the Tape. Ultimately, this piece aims to explore
the discourse between music inspired by biometric data and music composed from biometric data.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event16th Sound and Music Computing Conference - 2019 - Universidad de Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Event duration: 28 May 201931 May 2019
Conference number: 16th


Conference16th Sound and Music Computing Conference - 2019
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