MUSIC AND DISABILITY: WHICH INSTRUMENTS?
CONTRIBUTIONS OF DIGITAL AND ELECTRONIC
This document is intended for anyone concerned by music and disability: people with disabilities, their families and musicians, animators, music teachers who work with people with disabilities.
Above all, in this guide, we want to display emancipatory and innovative potential of electronics and digital technology for musical practices dedicated to people with disabilities.
Digital or electronic instruments can compensate for handicap and disadvantage situations. These instruments can capture and enhance slightest gesture to turn it musical more easily than acoustic instruments. For example, touch-sensing technology used in some instruments and displayed in this document transform the lightest touch into audible and qualitative sound. Then, this is compensating for a lot of handicap.
In three sections, we presented several instruments and solutions to introduce and develop musical practices for people with disabilities:
- specialized instruments, known as “adapted” for people with disabilities
- then solutions designed by makers,
- and finally, marketed instruments with strong compensation potential for some handicap.
This guide doesn’t aim to pick out the ideal solution but wants to provide for all, regardless of their means; information about the plurality of available equipment and solutions.
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Instructions for sensory organ attachment are available by clicking on the “Download” button below.