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