Adapting polyphonic pickup technology for spatial music performance

Enda Bates, Dermot Furlong, Donnacha Dennehy

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This paper describes how polyphonic pickup technology can be adapted for the spatialization of electric stringed instruments such as the violin, cello and guitar. It is proposed that mapping the individual strings to different spatial locations integrates the spatial diffusion process with the standard musical gestures of the performer. The development of polyphonic guitar processing is discussed and a method of adapting MIDI guitar technology for this purpose is presented. The compositional and technical stratagies used with various augmented instruments is presented along with an analysis of three compositions by the author for spatialized hexaphonic guitar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008 - Belfast, Ireland
Duration: Aug 24 2008Aug 29 2008


ConferenceInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Music


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