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3DMIN – The Embodiment of Sound

The goal of our contribution to the 3DMIN project is to empirically research parameters in the interaction with musical instruments that are crucial both for the performer and the experience of the audience.

In particular, the relationship between gestures and the sensory feedback of the instrument will be investigated. This parameter called “mapping” is considered significant for the success of an instrument. From this research, not only fundamental findings concerning the interplay of music production and reception, but also direct recommendations for the development of new instruments in the other sub-projects will result.

This project received funding from the Einstein Foundation Berlin.

Project run time: 2013-2018

Key publications:

  • Emerson, G., & Egermann, H. (2018). Gesture-sound causality from the audience’s perspective: Investigating the aesthetic experience of performances with digital musical instruments. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 12(1), 96-109.
  • Emerson, G. & Egermann, H. (2018). Exploring the Motivations for Building New Digital Musical Instruments. Musicae Scientiae.
  • Förstel, A. & Egermann, H. (2015) Die DJ-Performance im Club-Kontext – eine Beobachtungsstudie [DJ-Performance in Club-Contexts – An Observational Study]. Jahrbuch Musikpsychologie [Music Psychology Annual], 25, 117-133.
  • Förstel, A., Hardjowirogo, S-I., & Egermann, H. (2015). The Actions that Make a Musical Instrument. Exploring Club-DJing as an Instrumental. In R. Kronland-Martinet, M. Aramaki, S. Ystad, & J. Eaton (Eds.),Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) Music, Mind, and Embodiment. (pp. 762-769). (Publications of the LMA). Marseille, France: The Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics.
  • Hardjowirogo, S.-I. & Egermann, H. (2014). Systematizing history: A database for electronic and digital musical instruments including functional and aesthetical properties. Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, Berlin, Germany, December 2014.