Ergodynamics of String Feedback

Halldor Ulfarsson

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Track: Papers
  • Pages: 364–370
  • Article Number: 51
  • PDF link

Abstract:

This paper describes the latest iteration of signal path routing and mixing control for the halldorophone, an experimental electro-acoustic string instrument intended for music making with string feedback and describes the design thinking behind the work which is informed by long term contact with dedicated users. Specifically, here we discuss the intended “feel” or ergodynamic design of how the affordances of the instrument are presented and the delicate task of reducing cognitive load for early use while not limiting options for expert users.

Citation:

Halldor Ulfarsson. 2023. Ergodynamics of String Feedback. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime2023_51,
 abstract = {This paper describes the latest iteration of signal path routing and mixing control for the halldorophone, an experimental electro-acoustic string instrument intended for music making with string feedback and describes the design thinking behind the work which is informed by long term contact with dedicated users. Specifically, here we discuss the intended “feel” or ergodynamic design of how the affordances of the instrument are presented and the delicate task of reducing cognitive load for early use while not limiting options for expert users.},
 address = {Mexico City, Mexico},
 articleno = {51},
 author = {Halldor Ulfarsson},
 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 = {7},
 pages = {364--370},
 title = {Ergodynamics of String Feedback},
 track = {Papers},
 url = {http://nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime2023_51.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}