© 2013

Music and Human-Computer Interaction

  • Simon Holland
  • Katie Wilkie
  • Paul Mulholland
  • Allan Seago

Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Simon Holland, Katie Wilkie, Paul Mulholland, Allan Seago
    Pages 1-28
  3. James McDermott, Toby Gifford, Anders Bouwer, Mark Wagy
    Pages 29-47
  4. Isaac Wallis, Todd Ingalls, Ellen Campana, Catherine Vuong
    Pages 49-66
  5. Anna Bramwell-Dicks, Helen Petrie, Alistair D. N. Edwards, Christopher Power
    Pages 67-83
  6. Anders Bouwer, Simon Holland, Mat Dalgleish
    Pages 101-122
  7. Andrew P. McPherson, Youngmoo E. Kim
    Pages 123-138
  8. Anders Bouwer, Simon Holland, Mat Dalgleish
    Pages 207-221
  9. James McDermott, Dylan Sherry, Una-May O’Reilly
    Pages 223-240
  10. Anna Xambó, Robin Laney, Chris Dobbyn, Sergi Jordà
    Pages 241-258
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 287-292

About this book


This agenda-setting book presents state of the art research in Music and Human-Computer Interaction (also known as ‘Music Interaction’). Music Interaction research is at an exciting and formative stage. Topics discussed include interactive music systems, digital and virtual musical instruments, theories, methodologies and technologies for Music Interaction. Musical activities covered include composition, performance, improvisation, analysis, live coding, and collaborative music making. Innovative approaches to existing musical activities are explored, as well as tools that make new kinds of musical activity possible. Music and Human-Computer Interaction is stimulating reading for professionals and enthusiasts alike: researchers, musicians, interactive music system designers, music software developers, educators, and those seeking deeper involvement in music interaction. It presents the very latest research, discusses fundamental ideas, and identifies key issues and directions for future work.


Computer Supported Cooperative Work Design and Evaluation Methodologies Embodied Cognition Human Computer Interaction Music Interaction Pervasive Interaction Physicality Usability User Experience

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Holland
    • 1
  • Katie Wilkie
    • 2
  • Paul Mulholland
    • 3
  • Allan Seago
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre For Research In ComputingThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre For Research In ComputingThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Centre For Research In ComputingThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Sir John Cass Fac. of Art, Arch & DesignLondon Metropolitan UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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From the reviews:

“The chapters begin with an abstract and end with a concluding wrap-up and a list of references. A comprehensive index for the entire book is very helpful to readers. A broad audience of researchers, musicians, and designers will find worthwhile and stimulating ideas in this book.” (Brad Reid, Computing Reviews, March, 2014)