rémy bocquillon

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ethical_machines (2019)

Installations using the MIDI Sprout, a device made by Data Garden that measures biofeedback and translates it as MIDI notes and control messages. Sounds generated by SuperCollider. In later settings, several sensors, controlled through an Arduino and SuperCollider were added to the human | non-human | more-than-human network. One of the main bias that needed to be questioned was the use of the MIDI protocol, based on the twelve-tone equal temperament, which situates the interaction in a Western music tuning system.

The work of Khyam Allami, for instance through the Leimma and Apotome platforms, shows that this is not a given, and that new tools can be designed. See his paper for the CTM mag:

Microtonality and the Struggle for Fretlessness in the Digital Age