All together now: interactive music making on the mobile web

The recent affordability of motion capture technologies and mobile platforms allows for the creation of a new generation of instruments and interactive audio applications.

Ircam’s CoSiMa research project explores recent web standards (HTML5, Javascript, WebAudio API, WebSockets, Device Motion, Node.js) and mobile platforms to create collective performances and concerts in which the audience participates in making music. 

In this talk, Norbert Schnell, researcher, developer and interaction designer, will talk about the systems that are currently redefining the boundaries between music listening and music performance. 

The presentation will give insights into ongoing work on the design of technologies and their application, and includes live demonstrations and a collective performance with participants using their own smartphones to get involved.