gestural synthesis

Where do the names Drancing and Drancel come from?

Dr Darren explains the history:

Many years ago, in about 1996, I began development of a sensor suit musical instrument using sensors for making music with your whole body, which I called "Drumming-by-Dancing", but that was too long, so I shortened it to Drancing.

As I moved away from the sensor suit format to more flexible wearable sensors and embedded electronics, I called each motion-controlled synthesis unit (or synthesis "atom") a Dr

[ARCHIVAL] The Drancing accelerometer sensor suit "air instrument"

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The Drancing system was a sensor suit with embedded triaxial accelerometers developed by Dr Darren Kelly from 1996 to 2005 for creation of music and computer visuals using real-time synthesis of signals from dance movement and other body motion (gestures) and triggering of samples. The name Drancing originally meant "drumming-by-dancing".