MirrorFugue2: Embodied Representation of Recorded Piano Performances

Xiao Xiao, Hiroshi Ishii


We present MirrorFugue2, and interface for viewing recorded piano playing where video of the hands and upper body of a performer are projected on the surface of the instrument at full scale. Rooted in the idea that a performer’s body plays a key role in channeling musical expression, we introduce an upper body display, extending a previous prototype that demonstrated the benefits of a full-scale hands display for pedagogy. We describe two prototypes of MirrorFugue2 and discuss how the interface can benefit pedagogy, watching performances and collaborative playing.

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