Film composer Hagai Davidoff has created a unique system for ‘gestural orchestration’, based around the Leap Motion controller and GECO, Geert Bevin’s gestural MIDI app.
The combination allows Davidoff to use his left hand to interactively orchestrate the notes played with his right hand on a standard keyboard controller.
In the first half of the video, Davidoff discusses his custom setup. The performance demo starts at about 6 min into the video.
Davidoff is using the Leap Motion controller with GECO to control Albion I – a cinematic orchestral library for Kontakt. He set up a Kontakt multi instrument with string, woodwinds and percussion. With this setup, he can play the score with his right hand and use his left hand to bring in various instruments, articulations and expression.
Check out the video demo and let us know what you think of this approach to gestural orchestration!