Hot summer afternoon: towards the embodiment of musical expression in virtual reality

Jung In Jung, Paul Blackham

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Hot Summer Afternoon is a sound performance which uses VR as performance space. The new controller-free hand tracking feature of Oculus Quest allows users to monitor their hands inside of the VR world. Some hand gestures as well as the position of spawned objects in VR are mapped with different sound parameters using machine learning. The aim of this project is to explore the embodiment of the performer’s musical expression with hands inside of the immersive virtual environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationxCoAx 2020
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 8th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
EditorsMario Verdicchio, Miguel Carvalhais, Luísa Ribas, André Rangel
Place of PublicationPorto, Portugal
PublisherUniversidade do Porto
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789897462665
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X - online
Duration: 8 Jul 202010 Jul 2020
Conference number: 8th


Conference8th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
Abbreviated titlexCoAx 2020
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  • Sound
  • Performance
  • Virtual reality
  • Hand tracking
  • Hand gesture
  • Machine learning
  • Musicality
  • Embodiment

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