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Perspectives on Gesture–Sound Relationships Informed from Acoustic Instrument Studies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2009

Nicolas Rasamimanana*
Affiliation:
IRCAM, CNRS – UMR STMS, Real Time Musical Interactions Team, 1 Place Igor Stravinsky, 75004 PARIS, France
Florian Kaiser*
Affiliation:
IRCAM, CNRS – UMR STMS, Real Time Musical Interactions Team, 1 Place Igor Stravinsky, 75004 PARIS, France
Frederic Bevilacqua*
Affiliation:
IRCAM, CNRS – UMR STMS, Real Time Musical Interactions Team, 1 Place Igor Stravinsky, 75004 PARIS, France

Abstract

We present an experimental study on articulation in bowed strings that provides important elements for a discussion about sound synthesis control. The study focuses on bow acceleration profiles and transient noises, measured for different players for the bowing techniques detaché and martelé. We found that maximum of these profiles are not synchronous, and temporal shifts are dependent on the bowing techniques. These results allow us to bring out important mechanisms in sound and gesture articulation. In particular, the results reveal a potential shortcoming of mapping strategies using simple frame-by-frame data-stream procedures. We propose instead to consider input control data as time functions, and consider gesture co-articulation processes.

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