Douglas Goldstein

My project explores the electronic sport of fencing, combat, and the human body as interfaces for musical expression.



“En Garde!” But why fight when we can leverage this ancient form of combat toward generative musical composition? Duels to Duets is an experiment in making love, not war. Step right up and challenge a friend or foe for an experience of wonder and delight as the soft foam sabers track IMU data from Arduino Nano, affixed to the pommel of the “weapon”/instrument to Ableton Live in this unique bout of physical and musical interaction. Neither fencing nor musical experience are required to enjoy. Will you accept the challenge?


Introduction to Physical Computing