Instruments for everyone: Designing new means of musical expression for disabled creators

Rolf Gehlhaar, P.M. Rodrigues, L.M. Girao, R. Penha

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this project was the development of tools that facilitate the musical expression of a well-defined group of physically and mentally challenged people. Knowing those people and becoming familiar with their capabilities, tastes and ambitions was the departing point for the design of solutions. Once developed, they remained in their institutions, to become a part of their lives, contributing to the range of occupational activities they can be involved with. The composition of a piece of music that uses those resources and its performance by these people in the main concert hall of Casa da Música in April 2010 was more than a proof of concept, it was a truly engaging, motivating experience and, indeed, a proper artistic challenge
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStudies in Computational Intelligence
    EditorsA.L. Brooks, S. Brahnam, L.C. Jain
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages167-196
    Volume536
    ISBN (Print)978-364245431-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Keywords

    • Assistive technology
    • Bespoke musical instruments
    • Computer-aided performance
    • Disability
    • Modern performance practice

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    Gehlhaar, R., Rodrigues, P. M., Girao, L. M., & Penha, R. (2014). Instruments for everyone: Designing new means of musical expression for disabled creators. In A. L. Brooks, S. Brahnam, & L. C. Jain (Eds.), Studies in Computational Intelligence (Vol. 536, pp. 167-196). Berlin, Germany: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45432-5_9

    Instruments for everyone: Designing new means of musical expression for disabled creators. / Gehlhaar, Rolf; Rodrigues, P.M.; Girao, L.M.; Penha, R.

    Studies in Computational Intelligence. ed. / A.L. Brooks; S. Brahnam; L.C. Jain. Vol. 536 Berlin, Germany : Springer, 2014. p. 167-196.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Gehlhaar, R, Rodrigues, PM, Girao, LM & Penha, R 2014, Instruments for everyone: Designing new means of musical expression for disabled creators. in AL Brooks, S Brahnam & LC Jain (eds), Studies in Computational Intelligence. vol. 536, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 167-196. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45432-5_9
    Gehlhaar R, Rodrigues PM, Girao LM, Penha R. Instruments for everyone: Designing new means of musical expression for disabled creators. In Brooks AL, Brahnam S, Jain LC, editors, Studies in Computational Intelligence. Vol. 536. Berlin, Germany: Springer. 2014. p. 167-196 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45432-5_9
    Gehlhaar, Rolf ; Rodrigues, P.M. ; Girao, L.M. ; Penha, R. / Instruments for everyone: Designing new means of musical expression for disabled creators. Studies in Computational Intelligence. editor / A.L. Brooks ; S. Brahnam ; L.C. Jain. Vol. 536 Berlin, Germany : Springer, 2014. pp. 167-196
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