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Actuated Musical Instruments

Music in Computer Technology Project

Emily Grimm

on 8 April 2013

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Daniel Prevost
Emily Grimm Actuated Musical
Instruments Thesis Statement In this presentation we will answer
the following questions:

1. What is an actuated instrument, exactly?

2. In what ways might they enhance
live musical performance? Actuate = tr.v.
ac·tu·at·ed, ac·tu·at·ing, ac·tu·ates 1. To put into motion or action; activate

2. To move to action Inventors / Pioneers Dan Overholt actuated instrument- an instrument that is co-manipulated by a live performers and electro-mechanical elements. Edgar Berdahl Robert Hamilton Per Bloland Alexandros
Kontogeorgakopoulos Andrew McPherson Stanford University Actuated Musical Instruments Guild Types of Actuated Instruments Overtone Fiddle
Haptic Drum
Feedback Resonance Guitar
Electromagnetically Prepard Piano
Teleoperated Acoustic Instruments Eltromagnetically
Prepared Piano Overtone Fiddle Haptic Drum SuperCollider Demonstration of a Shepherd Tone in SuperCollider Conclusion How can actuated musical instruments enhance live musical performance?

The possibilities are endless! Works Cited "Actuated." The Free Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web.

Berdahl, Edgar. "Haptic Drum." YouTube. YouTube, 8 June 2008. Web. 7 Apr. 2013. <

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"Electromagnetically-Prepared Piano." Electromagnetically-Prepared Piano. Stanford University, n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2013. <https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~sbacker/empp/what.html>.

"Fractus II for Viola and SuperCollider (Demonstration Patch)." YouTube. YouTube, 21 Dec. 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2013. <

"Lionel Power's Beata Progrenies Sounded through Electromagnetically Prepared Piano." YouTube. YouTube, 20 Feb. 2013. Web. 07 Apr. 2013. <

Overholt, Dan, Edgar Berdahl, and Robert Hamilton. "Advancements in Actuated Musical Instruments." Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (n.d.): 154-65. Http://ccrma.stanford.edu. Stanford University. Web. <https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~rob/papers/overholt_berdahl_hamilton_OS21_2011.pdf>.

Overholt, Dan. "The Overtone Fiddle: An Actuated Acoustic Instrument." Video blog post. Vimeo. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://vimeo.com/26795157>.

"Shepard Tones in SuperCollider." YouTube. YouTube, 24 Oct. 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2013. <

"SuperCollider." SuperCollider RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2013. <http://supercollider.sourceforge.net/>.
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