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Thanks to Augmented Reality, we can now create virtual/physical instrumental hybrids with a spatial clarity and visual expressiveness that were impossible before. Augmented instruments are acoustic instruments whose technical and sonic possibilities are expanded through the means of software controlled by some sensor detecting a performer's action. Experimentations in this direction started decades ago, but only now it is possible to provide a 4D interactive visual feedback.

Beyond providing a clear representation of a virtual interface, Augmented Reality also allows and demands expressive visual design, increasing the communicative affordances of the augmented instrument and of the piece of music composed for it.

Etude n. 2 Ghiaccio - Etude n.3 Zyleb


Performed at Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, 3.9.2022

Some elements of Augmented Piano in Augmented Reality

Composite interfaces

Many interfaces are arranged into one distinct group of interactive objects. Each object has a different result.

Multi-dimensional slider

One single interface allows a large number of different results by outputting continuous numbers on different axes. For example, the x, y, z axes when the hand is inside the interface.

Interface-notation hybrid

Among the most exciting possibilities offered by Augmented Reality, there is the possibility to merge notation and instrument in one single entity. This concept is also widely explored in LINEAR.

Here another example.

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