This project aims at studying the relationship between melodic contour perception and body motion. The interaction of bodily responses to rhythmic content are fairly well understood in terms of physical motion, entrainment and synchronization. In terms of pitch material, several models have been suggested regarding the embodied nature of conceptual space as well as in the form of physical motion. In this project, we take melody as the central unit and analyse the gestural responses to melodic contour. The project will include a study of theoretical rules for well-formed melodies from various cultures. The project aims at developing methods for computational analysis of motion capture data for sound tracings. An exploration of the relationships of these to contours, and contour typologies, and additional work in the interaction of melodic contour with sound and timbre features form a part of this project.
I have a masters degree in computer science and engineering at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad, India. I have been a student of North Indian music since the age of 3 and I have a bachelors diploma in Hindustani vocal music. In hold a bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from 2010 and studied western classical music thereafter. In hold a Level 4 diploma in Western music theory and Composition from the Trinity College of Music, London. Thereafter I became interested in music research, and joined IIIT Hyderabad as a masters student and a research assistant working in the Cognitive Science Lab. In 2014 I joined the Virtual Labs project funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Government of India) at IIIT. In ideated and developed a virtual laboratory for learning Indian Music with a team (music.virtual-labs.ac.in). I have been working here at Oslo since May 2016.
Kelkar, T., & Jensenius, A. R. (2017, June). Representation Strategies in Two-handed Melodic Sound-Tracing. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Movement Computing (p. 11). ACM.
Kelkar, T., & Jensenius, A. R. (2017, July). Exploring Melody and Motion Features in “Sound-Tracings”. In Proceedings of the 14th International Sound and Music Computing Conference (p. 98-103). Espoo, Finland.
Kelkar, T., Mavalankar, A., Choppella, V. (2015, December). Generation of Quizzes and Solutions based on ontology - a Case for a Music Issue Generator. In Proceedings of IEEE Technology for Education Conference. NIT Warangal, India.
Kelkar, T. Ray, A., & Choppella, V. (2015, June). SangeetKosh: An Open Web Platform for Music Education. In Proceedings of the The 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), June 2015 Taiwan.
Roy, U., Kelkar, T., & Indurkhya, B. (2014, June). Trap: An Interactive System to Generate Valid Raga Phrases from Sound Tracings. In Proceedings of the 2014 conference on New interfaces for musical expression (NIME 14). Goldsmiths, University of London, London.
Kelkar, T., & Indurkhya, B. (2014 June). A motion-based approach, two analysis, notation and creation of Hindustani Music. Proceedings of xCoAx2014: Computation Communication Aesthetics and X. Universidade do Porto, Porto.
Kelkar, T., & Indurkhya, B. (2014, July). Typology of gestures and motion Metaphors in Improvisation of Hindustani vocal music. In Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of
the Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS): Gesture in Interaction. University of California, San Diego.
Kelkar, T., Gadepalli, P., & Indurkhya, B. (2013, December). An Assistive Tool to Improve Usability of Error Dialogs. In proceedings of IEEE Conference on Technologies
and Applications of Articial Intelligence (TAAI), Taiwan.
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2017). Exploring melody and motion features in “sound-tracings”, In Tapio Lokki; Jukka Pätynen & Vesa Välimäki (ed.), Proceedings of the 14th Sound and Music Computing Conference 2017. Aalto University. ISBN 978-952-60-3729-5. KAPITTEL. s 98 - 103 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2017). Representation Strategies in Two-handed Melodic Sound-Tracing, In Marco Gillies (ed.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Movement Computing. ACM Publications. ISBN 978-1-4503-5209-3. KAPITTEL. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
- Jensenius, Alexander Refsum & Kelkar, Tejaswinee (2017). Improvisation for Linnstrument, voice and Mogees.
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee (2017). Cliche Raga A vocal sketch + neural network look at the Thumri songform..
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee (2017). Historical Performance and the Indian Musical Tradition. Show summary
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee (2017). Jazz in Khartoum ft Tejaswinee Kelkar.
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee (2017). Motifs in Melodies.
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2017). Exploring melody and motion features in “sound-tracings”. Show summary
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2017). Representation Strategies in Two-handed Melodic Sound-Tracing. Show summary
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2017). Tracing melodies: An observation study of hand movements to vocal phrases from different musical cultures.
- Martin, Charles Patrick; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Kelkar, Tejaswinee; Zelechowska, Agata; Berggren, Stig Johan; Hopgood, Christina; Wallace, Benedikte; Brustad, Henrik; Utne-Reitan, Bjørnar; Ellefsen, Kai Olav; Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad; Søyseth, Vegard Dønnem; Câmara, Guilherme Schmidt & Diaz, Ximena Alarcón (2017). Ensemble Metatone - Improvised Touchscreen Performance.
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee (2016). Tabla performance at Eastern Daze III.
- Kelkar, Tejaswinee (2015). Generation of Quizzes and Solutions based on ontology - a Case for a Music Problem Generator.