SIIIGNAL: an electroacoustic composition/instrument in Virtual Reality

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Abstract

SIIIGNAL is an electroacoustic composition/instrument in Virtual Reality (VR). The piece explores modes of interaction afforded by the VR environment; in combination with hand-tracking, gestural analysis and the physics engine of Unity3D, it provides a framework for musical expression using the VR medium. The player can instantiate sound particles in the space, perform sample triggering through collision detection, arrange sound objects in space, populate the environment with processing modules, spawn pulses that emanate spherically from the central sound object throughout the space triggering further sonic events, among others. The piece is divided into multiple sections with changing parameters over time and different rules. It starts requiring simple sonic gestures by the player, and as the it progresses emergent behaviours lead to more sonic complexity and possibilities for musical expression.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationxCoAx 2022
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
EditorsMiguel Carvalhais, Mario Verdicchio, Luísa Ribas, André Rangel
Publisheri2ADS
Pages386-390
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789899049338
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Jul 2022
EventxCoAx 2022 10th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X: 10th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 6 Jul 20228 Jul 2022
Conference number: 10th
https://xcoax.org/

Publication series

NamexCoAx proceedings of the Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X.
Publisheri2ADS
ISSN (Print)2183-9069

Conference

ConferencexCoAx 2022 10th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
Abbreviated titlexCoAx 2022
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period6/07/228/07/22
Internet address

Keywords

  • VR
  • Virtual Reality
  • Musical Game
  • Musical Expression
  • Immersive Audio

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