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The Hands: the making of a digital musical instrument

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Show simple item record Torre, Giuseppe Andersen, Kristina Baldé, Frank 2018-06-11T10:20:57Z 2018-06-11T10:20:57Z 2016
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Michel Waisvisz's The Hands is one of the most famous and long-lasting research projects in the literature of digital music instruments. Consisting of a pair of data gloves and exhibited for the first time in 1984, The Hands is a pioneering work in digital devices for performing live music. It is a work that engaged Waisvisz for almost a quarter of a century and, in turn, has inspired many generations of music technologists and performers of live music. Despite being often cited in the relevant literature, however, the documentation concerning the sensor architecture, design, mapping strategies, and development of these data gloves is sparse. In this article, we aim to fill this gap by offering a detailed history behind the development of The Hands. The information contained in this article was retrieved and collated by searching the STEIM archive, interviewing close collaborators of Waisvisz, and browsing through the paper documentation found in his personal folders and office. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Computer Music Journal;40 (2), pp. 22-34
dc.rights © 2016 Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.subject digital music instruments en_US
dc.title The Hands: the making of a digital musical instrument en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2018-06-10T19:11:45Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1162/COMJ_a_00356
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1643118
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Computer Music Journal
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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