Ståle and Alexander have been taking part in the development of a sensing device for the SUM project, with built-in biosensors (BVP, GSR), pressure (FSR) and a 3D accelerometer. The device is currently being used in an installation by Lars Graugaard and Bruno Herbelin at Huset in Denmark during the Re-New festival.
Master student Boye Riis jr. defended his MA thesis project in musicology today. The project has resulted in development of several digital music instruments, and a dissertation entitled "eBoy". [PDF]
Professor Rolf Inge Godøy is at the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference in Kobe, Japan, presenting the paper:
Godøy, R. I. and Jensenius, A. R. (2009). Body movement in music information retrieval. In Proceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Kobe, Japan. [PDF]
Jamoma is an open-source project for structured programming in Max/MSP/Jitter and is based on modular principles that allow the reuse of functionalities whereas all parameters remain customizable to specific needs. We are happy to announce that Jamoma 0.5 is now released. Post.doc. Alexander Refsum Jensenius and research fellow Kristian Nymoen have contributed to Jamoma over the last years, and FourMs hosted a Jamoma developer workshop in the fall of 2008.
Kristian Nymoen and Alexander Refsum Jensenius performed with the Oslo Laptop Quartet in the piece dal niente by Ivar Frounberg during Vinterlydfestivalen at Norwegian Academy of Music 26 February.
FourMs will host an international workshop on motion capture in music 12-16 October 2009, with guests from McGill University and University of Jyväskylä. There will be three public lectures:
We are currently moving from the old to the new blogging system at the university. The new location of the blog will be www.fourms.uio.no/blog/ .
During the semester opening week, August 2009, music student Hoang Viet Phi Uy demonstrated the interactive music table he built together with Kyrre Glette during the course "Sound programming 2" at Department of Musicology, University of Oslo. The table is using computer vision software from the Reactable project.
We are happy to announce the publication of our new book:
Rolf Inge Godøy and Marc Leman (2009). Musical Gestures: Sound, Movement, and Meaning. New York: Routledge.
Summary: We experience and understand the world, including music, through body movement–when we hear something, we are able to make sense of it by relating it to our body movements, or form an image in our minds of body movements. Musical Gestures is a collection of essays that explore the relationship between sound and movement. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the fundamental issues of this subject, drawing on ideas, theories and methods from disciplines such as musicology, music perception, human movement science, cognitive psychology, and computer science.
Postdoctoral researcher Alexander Refsum Jensenius just published the book “Musikk og bevegelse” (Music and movement). This is a text book in Norwegian giving an overview of theory and methods used in the study of music-related movements.
Researchers from the SMA project have taken the initiative to start up a new course called Music and Movement (Musikk og bevegelse) this semester. This course will introduce students to the theoretical backgrounds for studying body movement in a musical context, as well as give practical experience with various methods for analyzing music-related body movements. Several researchers from the Department of Musicology as well as some guests will lecture in the course. The course is taught in Norwegian, and more information can be found here .
Courtesy of BEK , we have set up a new web page for the Gesture Description Interchange Format (GDIF) at gdif.org . The web page is accompanied by the new GDIF mailing list that can be used for discussion. Happy GDIF"ing!
See below for the abstract.
Alexander participated in a panel session called "Emotions in Music and Sound" during the 15th International Conference on Auditory Display ( ICAD "09 ) in Copenhagen. His contribution to the panel was to focus on the importance of body movement in our understanding of emotions in music.
We have posted some pictures from the Open Lab at Flickr .
Presentation at Gesture Workshop , 25-27 February 2009, Bielefeld, Germany:
R. I. Godøy, A. R. Jensenius, and K. Nymoen: Chunking by coarticulation in music-related gestures
Presentations ESCOM 2009 , 12-16 August, in Jyvåskylä:
R. I. Godøy, A. R. Jensenius, and K. Nymoen. Coarticulation of sound and movement in music. In Proceedings of ESCOM 2009: 7th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Jyväskylä, 2009.
A. R. Jensenius, S. A. v. D. Skogstad, K. Nymoen, J. Tørresen, and M. E. Høvin. Reduced displays of multidimensional motion capture data sets of musical performance. In Proceedings of ESCOM 2009: 7th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Jyväskylä, Finland, 2009.
Rolf Inge Godøy held a keynote presentation entitled "Sound, movement, keyframes, and interframes", and Alexander Refsum Jensenius presented a paper on "Methods for Visualising Music-Related Movements in Time" at the conference Musical Body: Gesture, Representation and Ergonomics in Performance organised by the Institute of Musical Research, University of London, School of Advanced study 22.-24 April.
Alexander Refsum Jensenius performed two pieces during the semester opening concert at Department of musicology 20 August. Both pieces used video analysis available in the Musical Gestures Toolbox, and sound processing using FTM and CataRT from IRCAM.
Photo: Anne Cathrine Wesnes
We are involved in a Nordic research project called Systematic Understanding of Music . Earlier this week we organised a workshop with participants from Denmark and Sweden.
Researchers from FourMs have been teaching at the International Summer School in Systematic, Comparative and Cognitive Musicology, organized at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Rolf Inge Godøy lectured on coarticulation and chunking in music.
Alexander Refsum Jensenius held a workshop on the Musical Gestures Toolbox, and how to generate various types of visualisations from video.
We have reorganized the structure of our site a little to take advantage of some new features in the university's blogging system. This means that blog content will continue to be published here in this location and with this RSS feed , while information about upcoming activities will be published in this location.
For the International Summer School in Systematic, Comparative and Cognitive Musicology 2009 in Jyväskylä, Finland we have created updated versions of AudioAnalysis, AudioVideoAnalysis and VideoAnalysis. We have also developed a new program called AudioVideoRecorder for quick and simple video recording.
All the applications are available from the FourMs software page.