Responsive Visualization for Musical Performance

Robyn Taylor, Pierre Boulanger and Daniel Torres
Bridges London: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2006)
Pages 223–230


We present a framework that facilitates the visualization of live musical performance using virtual and augmented reality technologies. In order to create a framework suitable for developing technologically augmented artistic applications, we have defined our system in a way that is modular and incorporates intuitive development processes when possible. In this paper we present a method of musical feature extraction and provide three examples of music visualization applications that we have developed using our system. Our visualizations illustrate features in live singing and keyboard playing using responsive virtual characters, responsive video imagery, and responsive virtual spaces.