Music ball paper at NIME 2012

Yesterday I wrote about the 4 papers I was involved in at this year’s NIME conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The one I was the first author on was entitled The music ball project: Concept, design, development, performance, and is mainly a historic write-up of the work I have been doing on developing different types of music balls over the years, including various handheld music balls, the Music Troll, Big Buoy and the ADHD ball.

Abstract
We report on the Music Ball Project, a longterm, exploratory project focused on creating novel instruments/controllers with a spherical shape as the common denominator. Besides a simple and attractive geometrical shape, balls aØord many diØerent types of use, including play. This has made our music balls popular among widely diØerent groups of people, from toddlers to seniors, including those that would not otherwise engage with a musical instrument. The paper summarises our experience of designing, constructing and using a number of music balls of various sizes and with diØerent types of sound-producing elements.

Downloads

  • Full paper (PDF)
  • Poster (PDF)

Reference
Jensenius, A. R. and Voldsund, A. (2012). The music ball project: Concept, design, development, performance. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces For Musical Expression, pages 300–303, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

BibTeX
@inproceedings{Jensenius:2012e,
Address = {Ann Arbor, Michigan},
Author = {Jensenius, Alexander Refsum and Voldsund, Arve},
Booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces For Musical Expression},
Pages = {300–303},
Title = {The Music Ball Project: Concept, Design, Development, Performance},
Year = {2012}}

Alexander presenting the poster at NIME 2012
Alexander presenting the poster at NIME 2012.

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Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.

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