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Jens Vetter

Tangible Signals - Physical Representation of Sound and Haptic Control Feedback 

Beginn des PhD-Programms / Start of the PhD-Program​: WS 2018

Betreuung / Supervision: 
Martin Kaltenbrunner

The PhD research project Tangible Signals investigates the dynamic physical representation and haptic feedback control of computer music and sound data using motorised or actuated objects. Tangible interfaces, e.g. Reactable or SoundFORM, have significantly expanded the interaction modes and thus the spectrum of music making. However, when it comes to digital music-making, the processing, e.g. in digital audio workstations, is still mostly GUI based, the musical content is usually converted to analog sound and played back via loudspeakers. That excludes particularly visual-impaired musicians. This project attempts to expand the GUI-based workflow by exploring not only a static physical manifestation (e.g. sculptures, printings), but a dynamic physical representation and manipulation of sound.  

Kurz-Biographie / Short Bio
Jens Vetter (*1980) is an artist, performer and PhD candidate at the Tangible Music Lab. He works in the intersection between sound art, stage performance and interactive sound objects. He is interested in developing new musical devices as well as employing them on stage.


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