Acoustic musical instruments, although very versatile, have intrinsic sonic limitations due to their construction characteristics. For the classical nylon strings guitar, these restrictions include short sustain and the lack of sound intensity control after the attack.
The GuitarAMI uses sensors installed non-invasively in classical guitars to generate data from gestures that control algorithms to overcome these limitations, providing new possibilities of expression for the performer.
Sérgio Freire Garcia (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG)
- Meneses, E. A. L., Wanderley, M. M. (2017). New developments on the augmentation of a classical guitar: Addition of embedded sound synthesis and OSC communication over network. In 16th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music (pp. 168--169). São Paulo - Brazil.
- Meneses, E. A. L., Freire, S., Wanderley, M. M. (2018). GuitarAMI and GuiaRT: two independent yet complementary Augmented Nylon Guitar projects. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2018) (pp. 222–227). Blacksburg, VA, USA.
- Meneses, E., Wang, J., Freire, S., Wanderley, M. M. (2019). A Comparison of Open-Source Linux Frameworks for an Augmented Musical Instrument Implementation. In Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2019). Porto Alegre, Brazil.
- Meneses, E. A. L., Fukuda, T., Wanderley, M. M. (2020). Expanding and Embedding a High-level Gesture Vocabulary for the Digital and Augmented Musical Instruments. In Proc. of the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII). Copenhagen, Denmark.
Performances from the research-creation projects:
- CIRMMT 20th-anniversary live@CIRMMT recording. The Turing Test (Alex Burtzos), Insomnia Rain (Derek Cooper), and Focus – Van Tilburg Remix (Harry Stafylakis and Adam Pietrykowski). Performed by the Cowan-Cicchillitti Duo (Steve Cowan and Adam Cicchillitti). Recorded at the MMR, May 8th and 9th, 2021.
- Trouveur, composed by Víctor Báez and performed by Steve Cowan (GuitarAMI) and Edu Meneses (T-Stick) for the 21C Guitar Conference}, day 4 (Portugal, March 25, 2021): https://youtu.be/Ty_cAoRTXZs?t=9080.
GuitarAMI Prototype using Prynth:
GuitarAMI + T-Stick Sopranino: