Creating Ad Hoc Instruments With Pin\&Play\&Perform

John Bowers, Nicolas Villar
2006 Zenodo  
Drawing from conceptual discussions and a reflection o n extended techniques in musical performance, we offer the notion of an 'ad hoc instrument' as an instrument constructed during the course of interacting with it. To concretise the idea, we explore the utility of 'Pin&Play' technology where interface elements like dials, sliders and buttons are pinned to a conductive substrate. We describe an ad hoc sound mixer and ad hoc synthesizer, and report o n our performance experience with them. We
more » ... onclude b y discussing ad hoc instruments in relationship to physical interfaces, live coding, 'living scores', and issues i n contemporary music performance. Keywords Ad hoc instruments, Pin&Play, physical interfaces, music performance, new interfaces for musical expression.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1176880 fatcat:7yvwgtvwcnfydgeukp2wjovzs4