VIVO (Video Interactive VST Orchestra): An Adaptive and Interactive Musical System

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V.I.V.O. (Video Interactive Vst Orchestra) is based on a theoretic research about the problematic relation between the man and the technique, between the user of instruments and these interfaces as prosthesis of the user's skills.

Research is within the musicology field (with aspects of perception, communication and cognition of music) and computer programming (Max5) is involved for software development. As data collection and data analysis are carried out directly from within the context of specific art projects, aspects of sound design and electro-acoustic composition are included as well.

Coherently with a “from theory to practice” methodology, the conceptual framework development has been followed by the realization of the software. This tool is now being used and analysed within art projects to test the adopted theories and the implemented techniques and to achieve further development. Empirical tests are currently allowing features implementation in respect to study goals.

V.I.V.O. main features: – work in real time – generate expressive and complex musical constructs – enhance user's comprehension of the musical sense – be used easily and intuitively – allow an immersive and extended creation capacity – interconnect different media – manage multiple users


Keywords: Interactive Music, Interactive Musical System, Gesture Controlled Interface, Electronic Music, Electroacoustic Music, Video Tracking
Stream: Performing Arts Practices: Theatre, Dance, Music
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English, Italian
Paper: VIVO (Video Interactive VST Orchestra)


Fabio Paolizzo

PhD Student, Music Technology, University of Kent
Chatham, Medway, UK

Composer, researcher, software developer. Paolizzo (Palermo, 1977) focused on interactivity for arts with special attention to music and interactive computer systems, ranging from aesthetics, composition, computer programming.
His art works include musical pieces, installations, performances with other artists. He studied as computer programmer since the early age of twelve.
He studied singing and modern guitar since the age of eighteen.
BA (Hons) and MA at the University of Rome Tor Vergata with master thesis about “Music and Interaction” supervised by Giorgio Nottoli and Agostino Ziino.
He followed many seminars and joined research projects. He taught Electronic Music at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, for four years within regular workshops. He has just being awarded with a three year PhD grant at the University of Kent, UK.

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