Co-Tuning Virtual-Acoustic Performance Ecosystems: observations on the development of skill and style in the study of musician-instrument relationships

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Abstract

In this paper we report preliminary observations from an ongoing study into how musicians explore and adapt to the parameter space of a virtual-acoustic string bridge plate instrument. These observations inform (and are informed by) a wider approach to understanding the development of skill and style in interactions between musicians and musical instruments. We discuss a performance-driven ecosystemic approach to studying musical relationships, drawing on arguments from the literature which emphasise the need to go beyond simplistic notions of control and usability when assessing exploratory and performatory musical interactions. Lastly, we focus on processes of perceptual learning and co-tuning between musician and instrument, and how these activities may contribute to the emergence of personal style as a hallmark of skilful music-making.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression - proceedings
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 03 Jun 2018
Event18th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - Blacksburg, United States
Duration: 03 Jun 201806 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
CountryUnited States
CityBlacksburg
Period03/06/201806/06/2018

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