New Directions for Sonification of Expressive Movement in Music
Winters, R. Michael
Wanderley, Marcelo M.
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Expert musical performance is rich with visual cues that facilitate expressive communication. Previous sonifications in this domain have evaluated the saliency of mapping based upon a sound's direct visual correspondence. Although this approach may be important for motion sonification more generally, a little flexibility might be necessary for expressive gesture. A review of literature on gesture in music performance suggests that for evaluation, it matters less what is moving than how and how much. New efforts focus on the potential use of sonification with the underlying performance audio. A series of videos and sonifications are presented as examples of this point.