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Music and HCI

CHI 2016 Workshop

A one-day workshop at CHI 2016, 7 May 2016, San Jose, CA, USA. Room 210A San Jose Convention Centre

Workshop Papers

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09:00 - 09:20 Welcome and introduction
09:20 - 10:30 Presentations from participants (session 1 - see below)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Presentations from participants (session 2 - see below)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Group discussions
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 Group discussions report back 
16:30 - 17:00 Final discussion and round up

Workshop Goals

The goals for the workshop are as follows.

  • To explore new and emerging ideas and practices from Music Interaction and to investigate how these relate and could contribute to existing HCI practices.
  • To identify new ideas in HCI that could address outstanding problems in Music Interaction.
  • To characterize aspects of Music Interaction that may require approaches distinctively different from mainstream HCI, and the reasons for such differences.
  • explore research on any aspect of Music Interaction and reflect on the state of the art and its implications.
  • To explore cutting edge research on any aspect of Music Interaction and reflect on its implications for interaction design more generally.

Follow-up goals include the publication of a collection of revised and extended submissions as papers in a journal special issue or book.


Music is an evolutionarily deep-rooted, abstract, real-time, complex, non-verbal, social activity. Consequently, interaction design in music can be a valuable source of challenges and new ideas for HCI.

This workshop will reflect on the latest research in Music and HCI (music interaction for short), with the aim of strengthening the dialogue between the music interaction community and the wider HCI community. We will explore recent ideas from music interaction that may contribute new perspectives to general HCI practice, and conversely, recent HCI research in non-musical domains with implications for music interaction. We will also identify any concerns of Music Interaction that may require unique approaches.

Contributors engaged in research in any area of Music Interaction or HCI who would like to contribute to a sustained widening of the dialogue between the distinctive concerns of the Music Interaction community and the wider HCI community are encouraged to submit a position paper.

In the interest of developing dialogue, as well as seeking submissions from Music Interaction researchers already familiar with mainstream HCI, we encourage submissions from cutting edge Music Interaction researchers who are less familiar with HCI, but who believe their work may have wider implications for interactivity, and who would like to explore such connections through the workshop.


Please send enquiries to
Informal queries to individual
organisers are also welcome.


For more information on see the organisers page

9:20 Dynamic Physical Modeling for Designing Music Interactions 
Edgar Berdahl 

9:30 Material-Oriented Musical Interaction 
Tom Mudd, Simon Holland and Paul Mulholland 

9:40 Human Computer Interaction meets Computer Music : The MIDWAY Project
Marcelo Wanderley, Stéphane Huot, Joseph Malloch, Jérémie Garcia, Wendy Mackay and Michel Beaudouin-Lafon. 

9:50 Position Paper: Measuring Users' Cognitive and Affective State to Develop Intelligent Musical Interfaces 
Beste F. Yuksel, Kurt B. Oleson, Remco Chang and Robert J.K. Jacob 

10:00 Using Game Mechanics to Facilitate Networked Musical Collaboration 
Cem Cakmak, Anil Camci and Angus Graeme Forbes 

10:10 Thoughts on Virtual Reality Design for Musical Expression 
Ge Wang 

10:20 Mediated Musical Interactions in Virtual Environments 
Rob Hamilton 


11:00 Crossroads: Interactive Music Systems Transforming Performance, Production and Listening 
Mathieu Barthet, Florian Thalmann, György Fazekas, Mark Sandler and Geraint Wiggins 

11:10 HCI, Music and Audiences: Enabling New Performance Contexts by Understanding Experience 
Sam Ferguson and Oliver Bown 

11:20 LiveMAP Design Cards for Technology-Mediated Audience Participation in Live Music 
Oliver Hödl, Fares Kayali, Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Simon Holland 

11:30 Digital Musical Instruments for Participatory Music: Designing Internal Experience 
Courtney Brown and Garth Paine 

11:40 Expressive Music Interaction: tools, prototypes and hackathons 
Jordi Janer, Frédéric Bevilacqua, Sebastián Mealla, Frederic Font, Sergi Jordà, Emmanuel Fletty, Gaël Dubus and Norbert Schnell 

11:50 Free-Improvised Rehearsal-as-Research for Musical HCI 
Charles Martin and Henry Gardner 

12:00 Broader Perspectives in the Understanding of Musical Expression 
Jeff Gregorio, Matthew Prockup, Brandon Morton and Youngmoo Kim 

12:10 Understanding virtuosi as expert users and celebrating variation as expressive difference in embodied interaction 
Atau Tanaka 

12:20 Three Facets for the Evaluation of Musical Instruments from the Perspective of the Musician 
Gian-Marco Schmid  

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