Gestural Control of a Real-Time Model of a Bowed String Instrument


Stefania Serafin, Richard Dudas, Marcelo M. Wanderley, Xavier Rodet


In this paper we discuss the real-time simulation of a physical model of a bowed string instrument by means of alternative gestural controllers. We focus on the model’s behaviour when submitted to different bow strokes performed on a graphical tablet using different types of transducers. The tablet was chosen because it allows a performer to reproduce most of the basic physical gestures of bow strokes in a natural way.

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