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, "Gesture-Sensing Technology for the Bow: A Relevant and Accessible Digital Interface for String Instruments" (2014). Master's Theses. 519.