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Soundworks - A Playground for Artists and Developers to Create Collaborative Mobile Web Performances

Sébastien Robaszkiewicz, Norbert Schnell
We present Soundworks, a Javascript framework that enables artists and developers to create collaborative music performances where a group of participants distributed in space use their smartphones to generate sound and light through touch and motion. The framework adopts a modular architecture to make it easy to implement different performance scenarios, using a server / client architecture supported by Node.js and socket.io. We provide a boilerplate that allows anyone to bootstrap a scenario for Soundworks and focus on its audiovisual and interaction design instead of the infrastructure. We developed three scenarios based on Soundworks: Wandering Sound, Drops, and Paths. Each scenario has been tested multiple times with teenagers during workshops at the Centre Pompidou's Studio 13/16 in Paris. We present the results of these live tests.
            
@inproceedings{2015_EA_30,
  abstract = {We present Soundworks, a Javascript framework that enables artists and developers to create collaborative music performances where a group of participants distributed in space use their smartphones to generate sound and light through touch and motion. The framework adopts a modular architecture to make it easy to implement different performance scenarios, using a server / client architecture supported by Node.js and socket.io. We provide a boilerplate that allows anyone to bootstrap a scenario for Soundworks and focus on its audiovisual and interaction design instead of the infrastructure. We developed three scenarios based on Soundworks: Wandering Sound, Drops, and Paths. Each scenario has been tested multiple times with teenagers during workshops at the Centre Pompidou's Studio 13/16 in Paris. We present the results of these live tests.},
  address = {Paris},
  author = {Robaszkiewicz, Sébastien and Schnell, Norbert},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Web Audio Conference},
  editor = {Goldszmidt, Samuel and Schnell, Norbert and Saiz, Victor and Matuszewski, Benjamin},
  month = {January},
  pages = {},
  publisher = {IRCAM},
  series = {WAC '15},
  title = {Soundworks - A Playground for Artists and Developers to Create Collaborative Mobile Web Performances},
  year = {2015},
  ISSN = {2663-5844}
}