A novel accessible music controller (“the Benemin”) is described. Eight distance measuring sensors are used to enable users to control sound through a variety of actions appropriate to their individual needs. The system has been designed to be inclusive for people with physical disabilities but can be thought of more generally as a ‘tool’ for use within improvised music. It is envisaged that the instrument will have a variety of musical applications (free improvisation, community music, special needs education, music therapy) with users across a broad range of musical and/or physical abilities. A discussion is presented on the nature of musical activities within these contexts along with some initial observations based on preliminary user testing.
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 1 Jan 2008|
|Event|| Accessible Design in the Digital World 2008 - York, UK|
Duration: 22 Sep 2008 → 22 Sep 2008
|Conference||Accessible Design in the Digital World 2008|
|Period||22/09/08 → 22/09/08|
- improvisation, music
- disability, accessibility