"Hélicanthe" is the interactive musical and multisensory creation platform designed by ACROE. This new creative tool, accurate and easily programmable, allows to create virtual instruments, to invent new instrumental structures, to imagine new modes of playing, to generate new feelings of gestures, sounds and visuals, and to embody the musical experience until its spatial immersive diffusion.
This platform merges all the technologies designed by ACROE and in particular:
CORDIS-ANIMA: Formalism for the physical modeling of multisensorial virtual instruments
TELLURIS: Real-time virtual instrument simulator with force feedback
GENESIS: Interactive software for the physical modeling of complex instrumental scenes, for sound synthesis and musical composition.
The ACROE and the ICA laboratory are two associated institutions running a same global research program, development, creation and pedagogy in computer music and animated image synthesis. ACROE was founded in 1976 by Claude Cadoz, Annie Luciani and Jean-Loup Florens, in the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (Grenoble INP) with the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. ICA laboratory (Artistic Creation Engineering) became part of Grenoble INP research units in 1999.