A new paper by fourMs researcher Alexander Refsum Jensenius, An action–sound approach to teaching interactive music, has recently been published by Organised Sound. The paper is based on some of the theoretical ideas on action-sound couplings developed in his PhD, combined with knowledge gained from designing the course Interactive Music.
The paper "Analyzing correspondence between sound objects and body motion" by Kristian Nymoen, Rolf Inge Godøy, Alexander Refsum Jensenius and Jim Tørresen has now been published in ACM Transactions on Applied Perception.
fourMs researchers are presenting three papers at this year’s NIME conference in Daejeon.
Even Bekkedal and Catherine Støver have both recently graduated from Department of Musicology, after writing their theses on topics related to the SMA project.
We are happy to announce that the ZigFlea board is currently available from Seedstudio. The board provides an easy way of using ZigBee wireless communication together with Dan Overholt’s CUI32Stem sensor interface.
The EU COST-IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID) has announced a new call for Short-Term Scientific Missions .
We welcome MA/MSc and PhD-students from other institutions to carry out a STSM within our group.
The student newspaper Universitas has published an article from our lab opening, with lots of nice pictures from the lab.
To kickstart our new research project, we invite to a kickoff-seminar Tuesday 6 May, 10-17: Salen, Department of Musicology10:15-10:30: Rolf Inge Godøy (UiO): The Sensing Music-related Actions project 10:30-11:30: Marcelo M. Wanderley (McGill): Motion capture of music-related actions 11:30-12:30: Ben Knapp (Queens, Belfast): Biosensing of music-related actions 13:30-17:00: Workshop with various biosensors and motion capture equipment
Presentations during the 15th Nordic Congress of Musicology at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, 6-8 August 2008:Godøy, Rolf Inge: Goal-points and trajectories in music-related Movement. Jensenius, Alexander Refsum: Visualizing action-sound couplings: developing methods and tools to study embodied music cognition.
It has now been confirmed that the Sensing Music-related Actions project will move into new spaces in a building called Veglaboratoriet. The building, which used to house various types of chemical laboratories, is located next to the computer science building. The downside is that we will be farther away from the music department (10 minutes to walk...), but we will be one floor up from the robot lab of the ROBIN group, the partner in our new project.
The new space consists of 2 large and 3 smaller rooms, and will provide for a permanent "movement lab", an open working space for master and PhD students, as well as offices and storage. We just need to move some furniture and old light armature before we can start moving in.
We are happy to announce that Alexander Refsum Jensenius will start as a post-doctoral fellow, and Ståle van Dorp Skogstad will start as a doctoral fellow in the project from 1 August.
We are happy to open the new web home for our new research project called Sensing Music-related Actions . This is a joint research project of the departments of Musicology and Informatics, and has received external funding through the VERDIKT program of the Research Council of Norway. The project runs from July 2008 until July 2011.
The SMA-project continues our work from the Musical Gestures project , and will (hopefully) lead to new insights in the basic issues of music-related movements and actions, as well as sensor technologies and devices using such actions in musical applications.
Place, T., T. Lossius, A. R. Jensenius, N. Peters and P. Baltazar (2008): Addressing Classes by Differentiating Values and Properties in OSC. Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 5-7 June 2008, Genova.
An approach for creating structured Open Sound Control (OSC) messages by separating the addressing of node values and node properties is suggested. This includes a method for querying values and properties. As a result, it is possible to address complex nodes as classes inside of more complex tree structures using an OSC namespace. This is particularly useful for creating flexible communication in modular systems. A prototype implementation is presented and discussed.
Alexander Refsum Jensenius presented the paper Some Challenges Related to Music and Movement in Mobile Music Technology at the Mobile Music Workshop in Vienna last week.
Mobile music technology opens many new opportunities in terms of location-aware systems, social interaction etc., but we should not forget that many challenges faced in ”immobile” music technology research are also apparent in mobile computing. This paper presents an overview of some challenges related to the design of action-sound relationships and music-movement correspondences, and suggests how these can be studied and tested in mobile devices.
We are happy to announce that Kristian Nymoen has been awarded a research fellowship from the Department of informatics, and will start his doctoral studies in the ROBIN group from 1 November. Kristian holds a master degree in music technology and will join the Sensing Music-related Actions project and the fourMs lab for his doctoral studies.
MA student Kristian Nymoen defended his thesis on the nymophone2 instrument today:
Nymoen, K. (2008): The Nymophone2 - a study of a new multidimensionally controllable musical instrument. MA thesis, University of Oslo. [PDF]
Welcome to the official opening of our new lab:Short introduction. Rolf Inge Godøy, Director of the Sensing Music-related Actions project. Official opening. Morten Dæhlen, Head of Department of Informatics & Hans Weisethaunet, Head of Department of Musicology. Demonstration of systems for movement analysis: Optitrack (infrared cameras), Polhemus (electromagnetic), computer vision analysis,inertial sensors, and music controllers. Refreshments
Time: Friday 26 Septembre 2008 12:15 - 13:00.
Place: 4th floor, "Veilaben", Gaustadalléen 25, Blindern
Research coordinator Anne Cathrine Wesnes shot a bunch of pictures during the "Open lab" tour we gave for new music students last week. The lab is now starting to get together, and we have decided that the official opening ceremony will be Friday 26 September 1215-1300.
Egil Haga, a research fellow in the Musical Gestures project leading up to the Sensing Music-related Actions project , defended his PhD "Correspondences between Music and Body Movement" 18 November 2008. The opponents were professor Eric Clarke (Oxford University), professor Antonio Camurri (University of Genova) and professor Hallgjerd Aksnes (University of Oslo).
MA student Boye Riis jr. and PhD student Ståle Skogstad presented their research projects at the international summer school in Sound and Music Computing (SMC) in Genova 9-11 June 2008:
Boye Riis jr.: The eboy sound computing system
Ståle Skogstad: Sensing music-related actions
Two technical reports written by research assistant Kristian Nymoen are now available:
Nymoen, K. (2007): Motion tracking in musical instrument interfaces: A discussion of methods for measuring and registering gesture data in musical performances [ PDF ]
Nymoen, K. (2008): SID Short Term Scientific Mission from University of Oslo to McGill University Montreal (Canada); 2/3/2008 - 29/3/2008 [ PDF ]
The first is a description of the setup created for our current setup for the analysis of the movements of pianists. The second is a report from Kristian"s research visit to McGill in March.