TU Braunschweig
Öffentliche Veranstaltung: Automation and Creativity: Practice, Aesthetics and Reception of the Digital in Music and Literature (Online Conference) - Forum
Freitag, 9. Oktober 2020 | Friday, October 9 2020
16:00–16:20 Screening
16:40–17:20 Discussion (w/ Victoria Armstrong)



Abstract
No single musical instrument can be everything to everyone. Try as they might, designers will inevitably fall short of arriving at a universally-designed musical instrument due to factors including but not limited to people’s physicality, identity, history, and culture. As a result, some musical instruments will be perceived as more accessible than others. Drawing on disability studies and using a framework for assessing the gradients of playing possibilities with Ableton Push, I forgo the familiar dichotomous affordance/constraint method of assessing an instrument to model a more nuanced and individualistic approach to analyzing the accessibility of musical instruments and interfaces.


adam patrick bell is Associate Professor of Music Education in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the author of Dawn of the DAW: The Studio as Musical Instrument (Oxford, 2018) and editor of The Music Technology Cookbook (Oxford, 2020). adam has written several peer-reviewed articles and chapters on the topics of music technology in music education and disability in music education. Prior to his career in higher education, adam worked as an elementary music teacher by day and music producer by night.

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