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ESP: A Driving Interface for Expression Synthesis

ESP: A Driving Interface for Expression Synthesis,Elaine Chew,Alexandre R. J. François,Jie Liu,Aaron Yang

ESP: A Driving Interface for Expression Synthesis   (Citations: 5)
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In the Expression Synthesis Project (ESP), we propose a driving interface for expression synthesis. ESP aims to provide a compelling metaphor for expressive performance so as to make high-level expressive decisions accessible to non- experts. In ESP, the user drives a car on a virtual road that represents the music with its twists and turns; and makes decisions on how to traverse each part of the road. The driver's decisions affect in real-time the rendering of the piece. The pedals and wheel provide a tactile interface for controlling the car dynamics and musical expression, while the display portrays a first person view of the road and dashboard from the driver's seat. This game-like interface allows non-experts to create expressive renderings of existing music without having to master an instrument, and allows expert musicians to experiment with expressive choice without having to first master the notes of the piece. The prototype system has been tested and refined in numerous demonstrations. This paper presents the concepts underlying the ESP system and the architectural design and implementation of a prototype.
Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression - NIME , pp. 224-227, 2005
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    • ...Expression is given as an explicit goal in NIME, but an examination of the literature suggests that many are actually talking about what we call style, rather than expression [4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]...

    Michael Gurevichet al. Designing for Style in New Musical Interactions

    • ...[8, 23]). Transparent or not, the correspondences must be learnable, repeatable, and sufficiently refined to enable control of the sound that is both intimate (finely detailed) and complex (diverse, and not overly simplistic)...
    • ...It is one thing to create a controller with simple mappings that even a novice can use with satisfying results without training (e.g., [8]), but it is quite another to develop an instrument that provides maximal control, diversity, and efficiency, in order to best enable expression by a skilled user...

    Christopher Dobrianet al. The E in NIME: Musical Expression with New Computer Interfaces

    • ...ESP(The Expression Synthesis Project) [8] is a driving interface (wheel, pedals and display) for creating expressive performances from expressionless music files...

    Alexander R. Francoiset al. An Architectural Framework for Interactive Music Systems

    • ...ESP [2, 4], takes the metaphor of driving for expressive performance literally to create a driving interface for the control of expressive parameters such as tempo, loudness, and articulation...
    • ...The details of the system design and mapping strategies can be found in [2], [5] and [9]...
    • ...[2] contains further descriptions of projects and research related to ESP...

    Elaine Chewet al. ESP: roadmaps as constructed interpretations and guides to expressive ...

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