MYtrOmbone: exploring gesture controlled live electronics in solo trombone performance

Dooley, James and Hall, Simon (2021) MYtrOmbone: exploring gesture controlled live electronics in solo trombone performance. In: International Computer Music Conference 2021, 25th - 31st July 2021, Santiago, Chile.

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MYtrOmbone is an interactive system that allows a trombonist to manipulate live electronic audio processing by analysis of the slide position engaged. The system is designed and developed at Integra Lab using an IMU prosthetic (Thalmic Labs Myo armband) worn on the right forearm as a control device. MyoMapper software translates armband data to OSC messages, and a Neural Network machine learning system detects trombone positions from the incoming OSC data. These positions are then mapped to audio signal processing in the Integra Live software that is controlled by the trombonist.

This paper presents the musical context that has led to the development of the system, outlining the way that the system works and its application within the first piece composed for it, 146 Lucina. Finally, we suggest further work to develop and refine the system in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
1 April 2020Accepted
25 July 2021Published Online
Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Depositing User: Simon Hall
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2023 10:59
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2023 10:59

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