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Niccolò Granieri

Niccolò Granieri

PhD BMus PGCert


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September 2015 - September 2019
Birmingham City University
  • Lecturer


Publications (8)
Poster presentation for the Reach project at the NIME 2019 conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Conference Paper
This paper presents Reach, a keyboard-based gesture recognition system for live piano sound modulation. Reach is a system built using the Leap Motion Orion SDK, Pure Data and a custom C++ OSC mapper1. It provides control over the sound modulation of an acoustic piano using the pianist’s ancillary gestures. The system was developed using an iterativ...
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This poster focuses on the comparative user testing conducted to evaluate Reach, a gesture recognition system for live piano sound modulation. The user testing compares the Reach system with two existing keyboard-based systems for keyboard live sound modulation: ROLI Seaboard (Lamb and Robertson, 2011) and TouchKeys (McPherson, 2012). The study ana...
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Microgestural implementation for the creation of an expressive keyboard interface.
Pianists spend many years practicing on their instrument. As a result they develop alongside their pianistic technique a set of gestural nuances that enable them to perform expressively and establish their own acoustic signature on the piano. This mute layer of nuanced gestures is rarely taken into consideration when developing new keyboard-based g...
This article explores and proposes new ways of performing in a technology-mediated environment. We present a case study that examines feedback loop relationships between a dancer and a pianist. Rather than using data from sensor technologies to directly control and affect musical parameters, we captured data from a dancer’s arm movements and mapped...



Project (1)
Archived project
PhD exploring how ancillary gestures can be successfully used by pianists and keyboard players to intuitive manipulate audio processing parameters at a first encounter.