Vienna Talk 2015 on Music Acoustics
“Bridging the Gaps”     16–19 September 2015


Connected musicians – Examples of new supportive technologies for musicians` performance analysis and daily routine

Großhauser, Tobias; Bannach, D.; Calatroni, A. and Tröster, G. 

Proceedings of the Third Vienna Talk on Music Acoustics (2015), pp. 141–145


Many technologies are used in musical instrument teaching and learning, starting with audio and video, coming to mobile phones equipped with several apps. In this paper, we try to show possibilities to integrate further technologies in musicians’ daily routine and performance research, from individual musicians to ensembles. We describe several body worn and musical instrument integrated sensor setups in combination with a new app for data recording, storage and server connectivity, server based data distribution, visualization and several possibilities for real-time feedback. The system is a further development of PART (Performing ARts Technologies) system including, but not limited to the following musical instruments: Stringed instruments, clarinet, trumpet, cornet, trombone, drums and piano, but setups for several more instruments are available or developed continuously. In general, for nearly every musical instrument and problem statement a specific modular set of sensors can be developed, adapted or already exist. Till now, the measured parameters include mainly motion, force, pressure and posture. Beside the further developed PART setup, some applications for string instruments and trumpet are described in this paper.


Export citation

  • musical Instrument
  • sensor
  • app
  • biofeedback
  • server
  • technology
  • real-time

  • Status
    Invited Paper
    not reviewed

    Banner Pictures: © PID/Schaub-Walzer