This is my first work designed to explore human-computer interactions based on improvisation. The concept is still a work in progress, but will be related to my thesis as part of ICIT due to be completed in May 2015.
I aimed to implement a simplistic model that explored two self imposed restrictions. Firstly, no physical interaction; all information would come from a microphone on the sax and one on the drums (I did have an iPad connected in case of emergency). My second restriction was that there would be no pre-recorded material, with each decision made based on a series of probabilities, and then performed through a virtual instrument.
The computer part listens to both the drums and saxophone through a microphone on each and then “musically” performs based on this information.