Musical B-boying: A Wearable Musical Instrument by Dancing [chapter]

Minoru Fujimoto, Naotaka Fujita, Yoshinari Takegawa, Tsutomu Terada, Masahiko Tsukamoto
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Advances in computer technologies have enabled new means of musical expression with motion enabled musical instruments, which have attracted a great deal of attention. We created a new performance system that enables a dancer to make music while b-boying, which is a dance style. We implemented sensor-equipped shoes and a system that recognizes motions and that controls music. We used an implemented prototype on stage, and we found that dancers were able to control the music flexibly while
more » ... ng. Our system will bring about a new style of musical performance for both musicians and dancers. B-BOYING B-boying is commonly known as "breakdancing", which is a type of street dance. It consists of four elements: entry, footwork, power moves, and freeze. Entry refers to upright dancing. Footwork is a dance performed on the floor. A power S.M. Stevens and S. Saldamarco (Eds.) ICEC
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-89222-9_17 fatcat:pqnmuixzd5gw7ksyb74ec2d7mm