Surfing with sound: an ethnography of the art of no-input mixing

Chamberlain, Alan (2018) Surfing with sound: an ethnography of the art of no-input mixing. In: Audio Mostly 2018: a conference on interaction with sound, 12-14 September 2018, Wrexham, UK. (In Press)

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The idea of No-Input Mixing may appear at first difficult to understand, after all there is no input, yet artists, performers and sound designers have used a variety of approaches using such feedback systems to create music. This paper uses ethnographic approaches to start to understand the methods that people employ when using no-input systems, and in so doing tries to make the invisible, visible. In unpacking some of these techniques we are able to render understandings, of what at first appears to be a random and autonomous set of sounds, as a set of audio features that are controlled, created and are able to be manipulated by a given performer. This is particularly interesting for researchers that involved in the design of new feedback-based instruments, Human Computer Interaction and aleatoric-compositional software.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 11:08
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 11:15

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