gesture analysis

To better understand marimbists’ body movements we have traced and analyzed the long and short gestures used in our musical illusion.  This not only offered an opportunity to explore differences in the motions, but also enabled a series of new experiments.  Click on the image below to activate a demonstration illustrating these motion paths.

Using the this information, we are now able to generate an infinite variety of motions using our virtual marimbist, including hybrid chimeras such as the long-short gesture below. This rendering merges pre- and post-impact movement into a single continuous gesture (click below to activate).