23 May 2011

Adaptive Use Musical Instruments

Pauline Oliveros, composer and performer and founder/executive director of the Deep Listening Institute, teamed up with music therapists and music technologists to create software to help the extremely disabled. Adaptive Use Musical Instruments, as it's called, is software written in Max/MSP that allows even persons with extremely limited mobility to create music expressively. Using only the camera embedded on the laptop and no extra hardware, the software turns motion captured to with a laptop into music.

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