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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.
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
fourMs researchers are presenting 4 papers at this year's NIME conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. See below for details:
We believe in the importance of passing on the interest for music technology to the coming generations. Kristian visited an elementary school to do so last month.
The pupils formed a laptop orchestra, and rehearsed the piece Clix by Ge Wang. Furthermore they explored sound interaction with the musical gestures toolbox and sensor interfaces like the "music snake".
Texas Tech Discoveries has published a story called "Movement and Musical Meaning" where they present Bill Westney's work and his participation in the NNIMIPA workshop in Oslo last year. During the workshop we made video recordings of a recital (including rehearsal) and motion capture recordings in the lab.
Alexander Refsum Jensenius recently presented the paper “Motion-sound Interaction Using Sonification based on Motiongrams” at the ACHI 2012 conference in Valencia, Spain.
Abstract: The paper presents a method for sonification of human body motion based on motiongrams. Motiongrams show the spatiotemporal development of body motion by plotting average matrices of motion images over time. The resultant visual representation resembles spectrograms, and is treated as such by the new sonifyer module for Jamoma for Max, which turns motiongrams into sound by reading a part of the matrix and passing it on to an oscillator bank. The method is surprisingly simple, and has proven to be useful for analytical applications and in interactive music systems.
See below for the full paper and video examples.
We are very happy to announce that the fourMs proposal to become a Norwegian Centre of Excellence has been selected as a finalist. The second round will be decided on in the autumn.
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.
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.
Kristian Nymoen and Ståle A. Skogstad were interviewed during the poster session at NIME 2011 on Tuesday:
Two new publications by Rolf Inge Godøy:
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).