- The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers
- 計測自動制御学会論文集 (ISSN:04534654)
- vol.33, no.8, pp.735-742, 1997-08-31
Recently a field called interactive art, where performers control multimedia interactively, has been established and new musical instruments called hyper instruments have been developed. Most of hyper instruments are focussed on western musical instruments which have been given much attention to standardization. The number of hyper instruments regarding traditional musical instruments is small due to difficulty in realizing measurement of motions or gestures which are closely related with musical expression. This paper describes Cyber-Shakuhachi, a hyper instrument for the shakuhachi. First, we sum up gesture and motion which affect expression of shakuhachi performance. Next, we describe implementation of sensors for the Cyber-Shakuhachi. We are examining the validity of the Cyber-Shakuhachi through the production of the works of computer music. The Cyber-Shakuhachi got evaluation that it contributes to the creativity through the interactive search of new expression.