Prof. PA Tremblay, Dr Alex Harker, HISSTools new developments

The HISSTools team has contributed to the development of a new type of musical instrument. Approached by IRCAM’s Diemo Schwarz after a conference presentation, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay and Alex Harker have helped to integrate the convolution of table-top performance as a mean of enhancing the expressivity of an instrument built around CataRT, a descriptor-based corpus navigation system for creative granular synthesis. Under the title ‘Rich Contacts: Corpus-Based Convolution of Audio Contact Gestures for Enhanced Musical Expression’, the proof-of-concept results will be presented at the 14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) in London, both as a demo and a paper on July 1st and 2nd.