New tools, new objects for gesture-based musical expression
The central idea of the project was to conceive an open system of tangible interfaces and software modules allowing users to invent their own digital musical instruments, using a large set of musical gestures. This ensemble of hardware/software objects forms what we called the MO – Modular Musical Objects.
The project received the ANR prize (prix ANR du Numérique), in the category “Societal Impact”.
The research and developments were separated in three parts.Small gesture interfaces, connecting wirelessly to a computer, were designed to sense users motions.