Gesture Bending

  1. Movement Experiments - Tabletap / Gesture Bending
    Creating instruments for improvisation in real-time.
    Navid Navab - Gestural Sound driven by machine-learning on audio from a contact mic
    Sonification: Physical Modelling, Descriptor Driven Concatenative Synthesis
    Key Words: Audio-mosaicing, haptic-acoustic transcoding
    April 2012 TML

    # vimeo.com/68364013 Uploaded 77 Plays 0 Comments
  2. Comprovisations 2012, Workshop/Performance

    Dancers: Roger Sinha, Ghislaine Doté
    Sound and Camera Tracking: Navid Navab

    Event Info: matralab.hexagram.ca/comprovisations2012/about/
    May 25thy 2012 at Dance Black Box Concordia University, Montreal QC

    # vimeo.com/68513249 Uploaded 53 Plays 0 Comments
  3. Gesture Bending Workshops
    Cambridge, UK
    Dec 2011

    gesture > table > contactMic > machine learning and audio descriptor matching > concatenative synthesis > sound

    All audible sound in the video is synthesized in "real-time". (None of the original sounds emitted by the objects and the table are audible).

    # vimeo.com/36977151 Uploaded 140 Plays 1 Comment
  4. hand made floor pressure sensors driving sound synthesis and haptic/tactile sound.

    Credits:
    Sensor System Design: Navab
    Gestural Sound and Spatialization: Navab
    Responsive Video: Jerome Delapierre
    Direction: Michael Montanaro
    Topological Media Lab, March 11 - April, Hexagram-Concordia Blackbox

    # vimeo.com/68410583 Uploaded 66 Plays 0 Comments
  5. Roger Sinha: Improvised Movement
    Navid Navab: Gestural Sound (Motion Driven Granular Synthesis)

    Feb 2012

    # vimeo.com/68469939 Uploaded 27 Plays 0 Comments

Gesture Bending

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Gesture Bending, a generic term coined by the author, refers to poetic prolongation and enrichment of gestures through staged and unstaged technical mediation of movement and here specifically through the incorporation of responsive sound instruments/environments.…


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Gesture Bending, a generic term coined by the author, refers to poetic prolongation and enrichment of gestures through staged and unstaged technical mediation of movement and here specifically through the incorporation of responsive sound instruments/environments. Participants often discover that they charge their gestures with meaning, affect, and poetry and use it from Improvised play

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