Moon Ha

composer / performer / researcher

Research

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    In the evolution of technology, various instruments and interfaces have been developed to harness these cutting-edge technologies, yet many fail to endure like their traditional counterparts. While technology attracts attention, its appeal doesn’t guarantee sustainability. For the longevity of these creations, it is imperative to address the fundamental question of why musicians need these new interfaces. This is precisely the focus of MIeX, a venture that navigates the convergence of Music Interaction and Human-Computer Interaction. MIeX strives to enhance the creative practices of live performers through experimental research in the design of devices.

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    OVERVIEW We live in a world where almost everyone owns a smartphone. Particularly in my circle, nearly all my students, colleagues, and collaborators have Apple’s iPhone. Whether it’s an iPhone or an Android phone, these smartphones come equipped with versatile sensors. Despite their size and the expense of replacing them if dropped and broken, these […]

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    OVERVIEW When I write music, I draw inspiration from my surroundings and past experiences. Additionally, simple intervalic ideas often evolve and grow into a complete piece. As a creative practitioner, I take pleasure in developing new ideas from things that others may not have assigned meaning to yet. Recycling ideas and materials align with this […]

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    OVERVIEW In 1997, Teresa Marrin and Joseph Paradiso at MIT introduced the innovative instrument, the Digital Baton, aiming to capture the essence of a traditional baton while providing a multitude of expressive possibilities for users. Our experiment delves into the application of a digital baton in connecting with musicians, emphasizing how it can enhance both […]

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