Conducting gestures

The simplest way to correct this is to have the conductor clicking the metronome shortly after the piece has started so that the tempo of the ensemble and the computer is synchronized.

This also needs a bit more rehearsal time.

  • The conductor is too late to close her fist and raise her arm, to increase the volume value of the electronics.

The violin opens the performance with pizzicato and a three bar long high note. During the sustained note, the conductor should close her hand and raise her arm to adjust the volume of the computer electronic sounds.

Although this did happen and it can be heard that the electronics respond with her raising arm, the effect was not expressive enough. Why? There are few possibilities:

  1. Needs more time, i.e. the sustained note needs to be longer. It is three and a half beat which is about a minute but might have to be five beats or approx. a minute and a half.
  2. Needs more practice. Due to technical difficulties during rehearsals, there was hardly any time to practice the opening act. Therefore a bit more time to practice these things would solve many things. But still, the opening is a bit too complicated and needs to be simplified.
  3. To fix the opening act I need to make ConDiS so that the conductor only needs to start the performance by pressing the start button once in sync with the first downbeat. Give thereafter a metronome information by clicking the metronome button three times. That should take one measure. Then in measure two she closes her hand and raises her arm for next two measures. Therefore the opening sustained note of the violin should be extended to five measures or a minute and a half. That should give the conductor a comfortable time to start the performance and do the indicated gestures.



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