An introduction to Musical Interactions

Choi, I ORCID: 2022, 'An introduction to Musical Interactions' , Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 6 (1) , e4.

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The article presents a contextual survey of eight contributions in the special issue Musical Interactions (Volume I) in Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. The presentation includes (1) a critical examination of what it means to be musical, to devise the concept of music proper to MTI as well as multicultural proximity, and (2) a conceptual framework for instrumentation, design, and assessment of musical interaction research through five enabling dimensions: Affordance; Design Alignment; Adaptive Learning; Second-Order Feedback; Temporal Integration. Each dimension is discussed and applied in the survey. The results demonstrate how the framework provides an interdisciplinary scope required for musical interaction, and how this approach may offer a coherent way to describe and assess approaches to research and design as well as implementations of interactive musical systems. Musical interaction stipulates musical liveness for experiencing both music and technologies. While music may be considered ontologically incomplete without a listener, musical interaction is defined as ontological completion of a state of music and listening through a listener’s active engagement with musical resources in multimodal information flow.

Item Type: Article
Contributors: Sedig, K (Editor)
Additional Information: ** From MDPI via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article: **Journal IDs: eissn 2414-4088 **History: published 02-01-2022; accepted 24-12-2021
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Multimodal Technologies and Interaction
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2414-4088
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Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2022 10:45
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