Designing Group Music Improvisation Systems (GMIS) is the title of a workshop series by Bart Hengeveld and Mathias Funk that focuses on systems for new musical expression.

This workshop invites scholars, practitioners and students of design and design research, especially those with a keen interest in designing for performances, musical expression and blurring the line between designing and using. During this workshop you explore how to design in the context of distributed, networked interfaces, dynamic input-output mappings and emergent aesthetics. You do this in the context of group music performance.

Find some more information on the workshop website.

Related publications

Funk, M., & Hengeveld, B. (2018). Designing within connected systems. In DIS 2018 – Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 407-410). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. DOI: 10.1145/3197391.3197400

Ostos Rios, G. A., Funk, M., & Hengeveld, B. J. (2016). Designing for group music improvisation: a case for jamming with your emotions. International Journal of Arts and Technology9(4), 320-345. DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2016.10002396

Hengeveld, B. J., Funk, M., & Doing, V. (2014). Beat my bass, pluck my drum. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2014), 21-25 June 2014, Vancouver, Canada (pp. 49-52). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. DOI: 10.1145/2598784.2602779

van Hout, B. F. K., Giacolini, L., Hengeveld, B. J., Funk, M., & Frens, J. W. (2014). Experio: a design for novel audience participation in club settings. In 14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2014), 30 June – 4 July 2014, London, United Kingdom (pp. 46-49)