The central idea of the project was to conceive an open system of tangible interfaces and software modules allowing users to invent their own digital musical instruments, using a large set of musical gestures. This ensemble of hardware/software objects forms what we called the MO – Modular Musical Objects.
The research and developments were separated in three parts.Small gesture interfaces, connecting wirelessly to a computer, were designed to sense users motions.
- Software were programmed to recognized gestures, to control and process recorded sounds, and to interact with pre-composed musical environments.
- A specific software was designed to create and manage augmented scores: INScore. It allows for the visualization of dynamic score representations and for the visualization of the performance.