Published April 26, 2017 | Version v1
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Preserving Musical Performance on Touch-Screens

  • 1. Australian National University


Musical performances with touch-screen devices can be recorded by capturing a log of touch interactions. This new-media object can serve as an archive or as a basis for other representations of the musical work. This paper presents a protocol for logging touch-interactions as well as visualisations and gesture-scores generated from logs of a series of improvised ensemble performances on iPads. These objects record the performances for posterity and also allow deeper analysis of musical interactions present.


Presented at CHI 2014 Workshop on Curating the Digital: Spaces for Art and Interaction, April 26–27, 2014, Toronto, Canada.