TitleOld is the new New: a Fingerboard Case Study in Recrudescence as a NIME Development Strategy
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFreed, A, Uitti, F-M, Mansfield, S, MacCallum, J
Conference NameNIME
Conference LocationDaejeon Korea
KeywordsBest, controller,, Fingerboard, Organology,, practices,, Recrudescence,, Unobtainium

This paper addresses the problem that most electrophones and computer-based musical instruments are ephemera lasting long enough to signal academic and technical prowess. They rarely are used more than in a few musical performances. We offer a case study that suggests that longevity of use depends on stabilizing the interface and innovating the implementation to maintain the required stability of performance for players.