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    E-strings for the future musician!

    E-strings for the future musician
    The symphony orchestras of the future could be saying goodbye to the
    traditional wood section in favour of electronic violins, cellos and
    violas. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the
    US are developing a series of what they call hyperinstruments.

    The hyperinstrument project is designed to use technology to give extra
    power and finesse to virtuoso performers. The team at MIT is focusing on

    designing computer systems that measure and interpret the human
    expression and feeling that goes into playing an instrument.

    With the hyperviolin, the latest development in the series, it is trying

    to capture the most intricate aspects of violin bowing technique through

    wireless hardware technology embedded in an enhanced bow. The slight
    changes in acceleration, speed, and force applied to the bow while it is

    in play are measured. Then, sound synthesis software converts the data
    into music.

    BBC News - April 18, 2002 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1930000/1930950.stm


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    Re: E-strings for the future musician!

    Thanks for the pointer Micheil. Fascinating possibilities.


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