This research project focuses on the expanded notion of the “digital instrument” in light of the radically different nature of computational processes, with their ability to extend performance action beyond immediate action/sound couplings. Unlike the prevailing view of the Digital Musical Instrument or “DMI”, the perspective of the post-digital-instrument (or “PDI”) embraces this distinct digital relationship to time, memory, causality, integrating machine learning and distributed performance databases to include control of temporal processes on multiple scales, with elements of creative agency afforded to instrumental systems. Foundational projects that inform this work include the GREIS instrumental performance system.
Digital Instrumental Systems: Gesture, Practice, Perception
IBMS: Interactive Breaking Music System
Performable Gestural Database
Soundpainting Recognition System