Tuesday, June 12, 2007

OK, let's start :)

I had set this blog up quite a while ago, but didn't get to do anything yet. I thought of starting up again for real this time, since I just had some life-altering experience (musical! not serious, bodily life -- or are they separate? :)

This week, I just was loaned a gesture tracking device developed at IRCAM in Paris called Augmented Violin. It attaches to my bow and measures the acceleration and movement of my bow, which I will now be able to use as yet another mode of interaction with the computer.

I feel that this is completely going to renew the way I interact with the computer through my violin and needed to keep track of my daily 'feelings' and thoughts about bowing, movement, sound and musical expression.