￼Tibetan Singing Prayer Wheel: A Hybrid Musical- Spiritual Instrument Using Gestural Control
- J.Cecilia Wu, UC Santa Barbara
- Yoo Hsiu Yeh, Stanford University
- Romain Michon, Stanford Universtiy
- Nathan Weitzner, UC Santa Barbara
- Jonathan Abel, Stanford University
- Matthew Wright, UC Santa Barbara
- This paper presents the Tibetan Singing Prayer Wheel, a hand-held, wireless, sensor-based musical instrument with a human-computer interface that simultaneously processes vocals and synthesizes sound based on the performer’s hand gestures with a one-to-many mapping strategy. A physical model simulates the singing bowl, while a modal reverberator and a delay-and-window effect process the performer’s vocals. This system is designed for an electroacoustic vocalist interested in using a solo instrument to achieve performance goals that would normally require multiple instruments and activities.
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