“WYPYM”: A Study for Feedback-Augmented Bass Clarinet

Claudio Panariello, and Chiara Percivati

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Track: Papers
  • Pages: 174–179
  • Article Number: 24
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Abstract:

This paper explores the concept of co-creativity in a performance for feedback-augmented bass clarinet. The bass clarinet is augmented using a loudspeaker placed on the bell and a supercardiod microphone placed inside the instrument's body, allowing for the generation of feedback that is subsequently processed by a computational system to create new sound material. This feedback loop creates a symbiotic relationship between the performer and the electronics, resulting in the co-creation of the final piece, with the performer and the electronics influencing each other. The result is a unique and ever-evolving musical experience that poses interesting challenges to the traditional instrument--electronics and composer--opera relationship. This paper reports on both the hardware and software augmentation of the bass clarinet, and presents "WYPYM - Were you a part of your mother?", a piece written especially for this augmented instrument and its feedback system.

Citation:

Claudio Panariello, and Chiara Percivati. 2023. “WYPYM”: A Study for Feedback-Augmented Bass Clarinet. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime2023_24,
 abstract = {This paper explores the concept of co-creativity in a performance for feedback-augmented bass clarinet. The bass clarinet is augmented using a loudspeaker placed on the bell and a supercardiod microphone placed inside the instrument's body, allowing for the generation of feedback that is subsequently processed by a computational system to create new sound material. This feedback loop creates a symbiotic relationship between the performer and the electronics, resulting in the co-creation of the final piece, with the performer and the electronics influencing each other. The result is a unique and ever-evolving musical experience that poses interesting challenges to the traditional instrument--electronics and composer--opera relationship. This paper reports on both the hardware and software augmentation of the bass clarinet, and presents "WYPYM - Were you a part of your mother?", a piece written especially for this augmented instrument and its feedback system.},
 address = {Mexico City, Mexico},
 articleno = {24},
 author = {Claudio Panariello and Chiara Percivati},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Miguel Ortiz and Adnan Marquez-Borbon},
 issn = {2220-4806},
 month = {May},
 numpages = {6},
 pages = {174--179},
 title = {“WYPYM”: A Study for Feedback-Augmented Bass Clarinet},
 track = {Papers},
 url = {http://nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime2023_24.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}