The Liminal Surface


The Liminal Surface: An Interactive Table-top Environment for Hybridized Music – Theater Performance


This paper documents the development of a new instrument for the creation of experimental music theater. This environment, known as the liminal surface, uses a portable “table-top” design to integrate audio, video, analog and digital sensors, and computer-based control of external media (i.e. musical robotics). This environment will enable the composition of a series of new works exploring interactive computer music, intermodal relationships, and collaborative performance on a visually stimulating and technologically sophisticated platform.


Bithel, David Momeni, Ali. Proceedings from the 12th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology, March 4-6, 2010. Ammerman Center for Art & Technology, Connecticut College.

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The Liminal Surface

  • 2010