Hello everyone, a community interest company I co-run has recently been awarded a grant to conduct a year of research and development which will culminate in online publication and free dissemination of all the tools we use and/or create at http://www.museic.org. We are focusing on pervasive, affordable technologies that can be re-appropriated to help musicians (in particular children and young people) with disabilities make music.
Currently we are looking at the Kinect, Wii controllers, RFID readers, mobile phones (using sensor data sent via OSC), microphones (pitch~ to extract pitch data), Joysticks and Tablet computers.
This post is basically an appeal to everyone for suggestions, example patches, ideas, criticisms – anything that can help this project grow. If you have anything that you would like to contribute then please, please help by posting it here. Anything that you think might be able to help a young musicians with special needs or disabilities make music please send it our way!