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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.
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).