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Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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.

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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]

 

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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.

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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.

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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.

Music Table at ZEB

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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.

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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.

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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 .

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

Kristian presented his Nymophone2 at the paper sessions on NIME 2009 in Pittsburgh last week. The paper is available here

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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.

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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.

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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.

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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

Published Aug. 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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.