combination is an exciting way of creating things. probatio is a toolkit for combining parts for creating new digital musical instruments. it attempts to reduce the gap between abstract ideas and functional prototypes by making it quick and easy to experiment with postures and gestures that generate sound in real-time. probatio presents alternatives to go beyond the tabletop and attempts to spark unusual ways for musical expression.
probatio version 1.0
probatio version 0.2
to explore ideas in the conceptual stage
similarities in shape or playing techniques that a particular instrument transfers to new instruments. the concept comprises the structural inheritance, physical elements of existing instruments, and the gestural inheritance, ways of holding or manipulating the instrument.
prototyping the prototyping toolkit
this collaborative project is funded by Rumos Itaú Cultural (Brazil) and NSERC (Canada). the respective projects are "Probatio: Criando Instrumentos Musicais Digitais” led by Prof. Filipe Calegario (Centro de Informática - UFPE, Brazil) and "Responsive Devices and Systems for Expert Musical Interaction” led by Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley (IDMIL, McGill University, Canada).