NordicSMC Winter School

An intensive PhD-level training course on sound and motion analysis with experts in sound and music computing from the Nordic countries.

Villa Eika, UiO (Photo: Hellando, Wikipedia)


The winter school will be organized with a combination of traditional and flipped-classroom methodologies. 

All participants are expected to follow the free online course Music Moves prior to coming to Oslo. This MOOC lasts for 6 weeks (starting on 21 January) and will serve as background information for many of the topics dealt with during the week.

The week in Oslo will comprise a combination of lectures, hands-on tutorials and a small, team-based research project.

All students that complete the MOOC, the Oslo programme, and submit a final written report will receive a diploma with a recommendation that they receive 3 ECTS credits as part of their PhD training.


Program (preliminary)

Time What Responsible
21 January - 1 March
  Music Moves (approx. 3 hours per week) Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Kristian Nymoen, Hans Zeiner-Henriksen
Monday 4 March
09:15-10:00 Registration and coffee  
10:00-10:15 Welcome Anne Danielsen, Alexander Refsum Jensenius
10:15-11:15 1-slide/1-minute presentation of all participants Everyone
11:30-12:00 Tour of RITMO labs Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Tor Endestad, Bruno Laeng
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:15-17:00 Hands-on session in the fourMs lab Victor Gonzalez Sanches, Georgios Sioros
19:00 Dinner  
Tuesday 5 March
09:15-10:00 Lecture: Using motion capture data in perception studies Jonna Vuoskoski
10:15-12:00 Workshop: MoCap Toolbox Kristian Nymoen
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:00-17:00 Team work with supervision  
Wednesday 6 March
09:15-10:00 Lecture: Fast, Accurate, and Robust Pitch Estimation Jesper Kjær Nielsen
10:15-12:00 Workshop: MIRToolbox and MiningSuite Olivier Lartillot
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:15-17:00 Team work with supervision  
Thursday 7 March
All day: Nordic Championship of Standstill
09:15-10:00 Lecture: Motion-Sound and Sound-Motion Analysis Rolf Inge Godøy
10:15-12:00 Workshop: Musical Gestures Toolbox Alexander Refsum Jensenius
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:00-13:00 Team work with supervision  
Friday 8 March
09:15-11:00 Presentation of group work with feedback All teachers
11:15-12:00 Evaluation and conclusion  
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:15-17:00 Skiing or sledding!  



RITMO, fourMs and NordicSMC
Tags: Sound, Music, Motion capture, PhD training
Published June 19, 2018 9:54 AM - Last modified Dec. 4, 2018 8:44 PM