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Perspectives on the design of musical auditory interfaces.

LePlâtre, Grégory and Brewster, Stephen A (1999) Perspectives on the design of musical auditory interfaces. International Journal of Computing Anticipatory Systems, 4. pp. 227-239. ISSN 1373-5411

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Abstract/Description

This paper addresses the issue of music as a communication medium in auditory humancomputer
interfaces. So far, psychoacoustics has had a great influence on the
development of auditory interfaces, directly and through music cognition. We suggest
that a better understanding of the processes involved in the perception of actual musical
excerpts should allow musical auditory interface designers to exploit the communicative
potential of music. In this respect, we argue that the real advantage of music as a
communication medium relies on the richness of its specifically musical meanings rather
than on its formal structure. Finally, we propose a method for automating the design of
musical auditory interfaces, in order to make this design possible to non-musician
designers.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1373-5411
Additional Information: Partial Proceedings of the Second International Conference CASYS'98 on Computing Anticipatory Systems, Liège, Belgium, August 10-14, 1998
Uncontrolled Keywords: musical auditory interfaces; design;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 700 Arts & recreation > 780 Music > 780 Music
Library of Congress Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Item ID: 3338
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 13 May 2010 16:51
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 16:04
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3338

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