The Augmented Performance Lab (APL) at Aalborg University Copenhagen investigates performative aspects of interaction design. Researchers at APL disseminate on interactive technologies for music performance and production, especially focusing on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) and Sonic and Embodied Interaction (SEI). The Augmented Performance Lab is linked directly to the Sound and Music Computing (SMC) graduate education. As control and expressiveness in performance are related to perceived emotion and meaning, a primary focus is to enhance gestural control of live performance methods using new instruments and interfaces.
The laboratory consists of three areas - Making, Moving & Hearing, which investigate technological, cultural and artistic projects with both national and international partners. APL's technical equipment captures, analyzes, processes and displays real-time human performances with augmented / hybrid musical instruments, tangible interfaces, reactive surfaces, and 3D spatial interaction.