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Stefano Papetti <[log in to unmask]>
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Stefano Papetti <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:03:27 +0200
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Dear all,

this is a friendly reminder to invite you to the workshop '*Musical 
Haptics: use and relevance of haptic feedback in musical practice*' that 
will be held on July 4, 2016 at the Eurohaptics 2016 conference 
<> in London, UK. More information is 
provided below.
The program can be found at the workshop webpage 

Best regards,
Stefano Papetti

Together with audition, the sense of touch is key when playing 
traditional musical instruments, supporting performance control (e.g., 
timing, intonation) and expressivity. Conversely, while current digital 
musical interfaces usually offer touch-mediated interaction, they 
currently do not provide a natural physical experience to the performer. 
We argue that future digital musical instruments (DMIs) providing 
advanced haptic feedback may offer enhanced user experience and 
performance. Also, haptic feedback would facilitate the access to DMIs 
for persons with somatosensory loss, the visually and even the hearing 
impaired, and it may provide an effective means for musical tuition and 
guidance. However, the details of how the auditory and haptic modalities 
are actually exploited in instrumental performance are still largely 
unknown, and require further research. For this reason, and due to still 
unanswered technological requirements, the design of haptic DMIs is not 
yet established. To investigate such issues, a strongly 
interdisciplinary scientific approach is required, bringing together 
fields such as haptic technology, psychophysics of audition and touch, 
physics of musical instruments, applied psychology and human-computer 
The workshop will present the latest researches (and related open 
issues) on the role of the haptic modality in the musician-instrument 
interplay, and on the implementation of haptic feedback in digital 
musical instruments.

*Target audience*
The workshop is especially targeted to haptic engineers, interaction 
designers, HCI researchers, musicians and musical instrument designers 
who are interested in the use of haptic and auditory feedback in musical 
devices and human-computer interfaces in the broader sense.

Interested attendees must register 
<> through the Eurohaptics 
conference portal.
Additionally they are kindly requested to contact directly the workshop 
organizers by sending an email to [log in to unmask]




Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

Zurich University of the Arts


Dr. Stefano Papetti

Research Associate Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology


Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, P.O. Box, CH-8031 Zurich

Phone +41 43 446 5516

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