Arc 2 Digital Performance Controller : New Digital Software Abstractions
Led by Andrew Staniland at MUN, with activity also at McGill, this project aims to contribute to the development of an innovative digital instrument that will facilitate live, interactive digital performance. So far results and developments have been presented through a collaborative performance at Sound Symposium, and at a Symposium in December, 2015 called “New Research Directions: A Symposium on Music Technology.” The symposium brought together an interdisciplinary team of researchers to brainstorm ideas in digital music technologies including real‐time sonified climate change data (from MUN’s ‘smart’ bays), mind‐controlled MIDI wireless interfaces, new software development for the Arc 3 instrument (note new version). Participants included Scott Stevenson, engineer and CEO of Arc Instruments; Andrew Fisher, engineering professor, MUN; Scott Wilson, professor of electro acoustic music, U. Birmingham; Ian Hattwick, IICSI doctoral student, McGill. The day concluded with a public concert featuring multi‐site live coding (MUN, U Birmingham, McMaster U).
Site: Memorial University, Newfoundland
Lead Researcher: Andrew Staniland