Classification of Instrumental Gestures
According to M. Wanderley and M. Battier there are three level classifications of
Instrumental Gestures:
– Effective Gestures: Physical imprinted energy on an object in order to produce
– Accompanist Gesture: Body theatrical movements simultaneous to effective
– Figurative Gestures: Perceived sound movement with or without a clear
correspondence to a physical movement. Related with the listener’s sound


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