Torrrque: augmented drum-kit

Christos Michalakos*

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Citations (Scopus)


Torrrque is an improvised piece of music with the Augmented Drum-Kit, a bespoke electro-acoustic instrument comprising of a traditional acoustic drum-kit, embedded speakers, microphones, motors, solenoids, DMX lights and live electronics. The setup is controlled by a Max/MSP patch, which works with a combination of machine-listening techniques, timed events, and direct intervention by the performer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationC&C'15
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335980
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Jun 201525 Jun 2015


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Music
  • Improvisation
  • Interaction
  • Gesture
  • New instruments for musical expression
  • Live electronics
  • Sound art
  • Sound


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