BioTools: A Biosignal Toolbox for Composers and Performers

Miguel Ortiz, Benjamin R. Knapp

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In this paper, we present the current state of BioTools, an ongoing project to implement a modular hardware and software toolbox for composers and performers, which allows fast deployment of biosignal monitoring and measuring systems for musical applications. We discuss the motivations for this work and additionally three examples are shown of how this set of tools and the compositional strategies were used in the pieces Díamair for choir and physiological sensors, Out of Time, a project in which BioTools was used to record and analyse biosignals for their later use to inspire and aid in composition, and Carne, an improvisational piece that uses BioTools modules as the control interface.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music


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