Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Daniel Jacobson
Dr. David Loberg Code
Dr. Christopher Biggs
Gesture-sensing, music, technology, bow, string instrument
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Technological advances in powerful, miniaturized electronics have created a growing potential to continue the evolution of string instruments through an accessible digital interface. Although many new types of instruments and controllers have explored this goal, gesture-sensing technology, when paired with the expressive nature of the bow, has provided the most eligible solution towards bridging technology and tradition. Through a selective showcase of technical development, artistic application, and future possibilities, this thesis traces the evolution of gesturesensing bow technology as an accessible digital interface in string instrument performance.
Boyt, Zachary, "Gesture-Sensing Technology for the Bow: A Relevant and Accessible Digital Interface for String Instruments" (2014). Masters Theses. 519.