Some years ago, I devised an electro-mechanical-visual system of directing an orchestra using blinking lights mounted on music stands, controlled by a keyboard operated by the director. Refer to booklet entitled THE MOLNER ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR as the historical basis for a new design system which is summarized as follows.
Computer Assisted Music Conducting is a computer system designed to assist the director of an orchestra, music ensemble and other performers requiring direction in a time based audio and/or visual presentation for live audiences, rehearsals, recordings, and other media, in a manner that will enhance communications between the director and performers. The music score is processed and entered into the computer. The director controls the CPU with the full score displayed on his monitor (VDT).The musicians will read their parts from monitors replacing the customary music stands.
- Ernest Molner (USA)