ESP: Expression Synthesis Project
The Expression Synthesis Project (ESP) aims to create a driving interface that will enable nonexperts to create expressive musical performances. Anecdotal evidence amongst musicians suggests that generating an expressive performance is very much like driving a car. Not everyone can play an instrument but almost anyone can drive a car.
The research supports IMSC’s research in sensory interfaces and user centered sciences through the design of a driving (wheel and pedals) interface for controlling and rendering expressive musical performances. It is an interdisciplinary undertaking that combines human computer interaction with the performing arts. In addition, it augments IMSC’s current projects in modeling, analysis and generating of facial expression