BioTools: A biosignal toolbox for composers and performers

Miguel Angel Ortiz Pérez, R. Benjamin Knapp

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Abstract

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
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages441-452
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4969 LNCS

Keywords

  • Biosignals
  • Composition
  • Integral music controller
  • Performance

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    Pérez, M. A. O., & Knapp, R. B. (2008). BioTools: A biosignal toolbox for composers and performers. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (pp. 441-452). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4969 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85035-9_30