eBoard
2002 Bob Gluck

... an interactive performance instrument ... which includes 20 I-Cube sensors that control multiple sound sources and digital processing.

eBoard in performance 1

Here are two short mp3s excerpts of premiere performances of eBoard2 (May 2001), featured in the solo composition, 'Klezfez'. excerpt 1, excerpt 2

Here are two short mp3s excerpts of 2001 performances of 'A Neighborhood Somewhat Different Than the One You Live In' (1999). excerpt 1, excerpt 2

The performer can shape the sounds by means of 'playing' the various sensors - shifting one's hand position on a combination of the four sliders on the instrument's neck, tilting its body, playing a touch pad mouse positioned on the body, bending 2 home-built antenae attached to the instrument, moving 3 knobs, striking one of three metal bars with fingers dressed in an I-Cube glove ... and plucking the strings of "dulciharp", a four-string harp built upon the body of eBoard (not shown in these images).

Sound sources range from processed acoustical sounds, to physical models of acoustical instruments, sound samples, and granulation synthesis. The software interface and processing engines were created with the Max/MSP real-time interactive music programming environment.

eBoard body 1
eBoard design detail, and to the right, elements of the software interface.

From the top, moving down: Installed on neck are 4 continuous controller sliders; At the top of the body is a Glide-point touch pad mouse, 3 continuous controller knobs, 2 bend sensors in antenae (lightly colored, pointed to the right); positioned vertically on the left are 16 channel Midi sliders, and to the right of it, 3 metal panels covering force sensing resistors, upon which I-Cube glove is played. Not in this image is the 4-string 'dulciHarp' or (but seen in the performance images, above): I-Cube digitizer, with single axis accelerometer beneath; and the top of the four continuous controller sliders.

eBoard in performance 1 eBoard in performance 2

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