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Saturday, May 6 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
New Music Notations: 3D Printing Solutions To Get “In Touch” With The (Musical) Tablet LIMITED

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Gesture-based performance applications are increasingly common on tablet devices but present new challenges for contemporary performers, composers, and improvisers. Starting an iPad ensemble for my University in fall 2014, I discovered that the student performers found it difficult to read traditional scores while sight-reading, rehearsing, and even performing using any application that required continuous visual monitoring and interaction. I clearly needed to find new ways to write and read scores. Through research and experimentation, I have developed new notation systems using 3D printed tactile scores. These tactile notation systems can be “read” by touch rather than by sight, allowing the performer to “read” the score with one hand while keeping eyes free to focus on interactions with the visual interface. Throughout the presentation I will share my perspective on how 3D printing has proven to be a doable and valuable resource for a composer, performer, and music educator. The presentation will conclude with a few examples of representative scores to date, followed by a few brief live performances of études and excerpts using the 3D-printed tactile musical scores.

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Charles Menoche

Presenter, Central Connecticut State University
Dr. Charles Menoche teaches music technology, electro-acoustic music, and composition at Central Connecticut State University. As a composer, he has written works for voice, instruments, ensembles, and electro-acoustic media. He regularly presents at the Association for Technology... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Ballroom E