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This year's International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression was held at Louisiana State University. Researchers and affiliates of the fourMs group contributed with 3 publications.
How can music-playing smart phones with on-board sensors combined with How can machine learning technology change the way in which we listen to music? The FourMs group has participated in the European research project Engineering Proprioception in Computing Systems (EPiCS), and developed several examples of self-aware active music technologies. An interview with two FourMs researchers was published in the Norwegian research magazine Apollon this week.
A prototype of the recently released application PheroMusic was presented at the 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) joint with the 11th Sound & Music Computing conference (SMC) in Athens. The paper is available online.
A new paper by fourMs researchers Anne Danielsen, Investigating repetition and change in musical rhythm by functional MRI, has been published by Neuroscience. (PDF)
NIME researchers and affiliates are involved in 3 publications at the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression at Goldsmiths, University of London this week.
We welcome MinHo Song, our new postdoc who joins us from South Korea
Dr. David Loberg Code is a guest researcher from Western Michigan University, where he directs KLOrk, the Kalamazoo Laptop Orchestra.
Alexander Refsum Jensenius will present a poster of the paper Non-Realtime Sonification of Motiongrams at the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC) in Stockholm today.
One postdoctoral research fellowship is available at the Department of Musicology for work within the fourMs research project.
Senior research fellow Alexander Refsum Jensenius has just published a paper entitled “Some video abstraction techniques for displaying body movement in analysis and performance” in the MIT Press journal Leonardo.
Senior research fellow Alexander Refsum Jensenius has just published a paper in Computer Music Journal together with Victoria Johnson. The paper is based on the experience of developing the piece Transformation for electric violin and live electronics (see video of the piece below).
[This position has now been filled] We are happy to announce an open PhD position that will be affiliated with the fourMs research group.
The ROBIN group and fourMs are involved in a new four-year EU funded FP7 project called Engineering Proprioception in Computing Systems (EPiCS). The EPiCS consortium spans Europe and includes a range of leading universities, research labs and industrial partners. This week we have had a workshop in Oslo outlining some of the main objectives of the project (see more below).
Kari Anne Vadstensvik Bjerkestrand is a guest researcher at fourMs during the spring of 2011. She is working on the project Sverm together with Alexander Refsum Jensenius. See biography below for more information on Kari Anne.
Kristian Nymoen and Alexander Refsum Jensenius had a short appearance on NRK Dagsrevyen today (Norwegian prime time news). The video is online here (starting at 27:00).
Postdoctoral researcher Alexander Refsum Jensenius has been interviewed by the Norwegian music magazine Ballade, in an article entitled Dr. Luftgitars laboratorium .
The electronic version of Roger Stein Grading's M.Sc. thesis is now available online:
Josué Moreno and Davis Ozolins from the Sibelius Academy are visiting fourMs this week through the collaboration in the Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics (NNIMIPA). They are editing and cataloguing the video material collected during the February 2010 NNIMIPA workshop in Oslo, where American pianist William Westney who participated in various motion capture and analysis experiments.
Ståle Skogstad and Kristian Nymoen presented two new publications at the Sound and Music Conference in Padova.
The publications are:
Skogstad, Nymoen and Høvin: Comparing Inertial and Optical MoCap Technologies for Synthesis Control
Nymoen and Jensenius: A Toolbox for Storing and Streaming Music-related Data
The electronic version of Øyvind Hauback's M.Sc. thesis is now available online. Read more here
Bjørnar Hegge's M.A. thesis is now available online (Norwegian only):
Visiting researcher Yago de Quay and fourMs PhD student Ståle Skogstad and Postdoc Alexander Refsum Jensenius have published a paper in Leonardo Music Journal:
ABSTRACT: The authors present an experimental musical performance called Dance Jockey, wherein sounds are controlled by sensors on the dancer's body. These sensors manipulate music in real time by acquiring data about body actions and transmitting the information to a control unit that makes decisions and gives instructions to audio software. The system triggers a broad range of music events and maps them to sound effects and musical parameters such as pitch, loudness and rhythm.
fourMs will be moving over the coming weeks. Two labs will be moved to the new informatics building, and one lab will be moved to the Department of Musicology. More information on where to find what, and when to come and visit will be announced when things are ready.