“Old” is the new “New”: a Fingerboard Case Study in Recrudescence as a NIME Development Strategy

Title“Old” is the new “New”: a Fingerboard Case Study in Recrudescence as a NIME Development Strategy
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFreed, Adrian, Uitti Frances-Marie, Mansfield Sam, and MacCallum John
Conference NameNIME
Conference LocationDaejeon Korea
KeywordsBest, controller,, Fingerboard, Organology,, practices,, Recrudescence,, Unobtainium
Abstract This paper addresses the problem that most electrophones and computer-based musical instruments are ephemera lasting long enough to signal academic and technical prowess. They rarely are used more than in a few musical performances. We offer a case study that suggests that longevity of use depends on stabilizing the interface and innovating the implementation to maintain the required stability of performance for players.