Webpages tagged with «performance»

Published Feb. 17, 2017 07:58 PM

The XTH Sense is an award-winning, free and open biophysical technology. Participants will build their own low cost, biophysical muscle sounds sensor, and experience an intensive training on bodily performance of music, live video and other media.

Published July 4, 2013 01:08 PM

In the Dance Jockey project, we have used a full body inertial motion capture system, the Xsens MVN suit, for musical interaction. The name Dance Jockey is a word play on the well-known term Disc Jockey, or DJ. This name is meant to reflect that instead of using discs to perform music, we use dance or full body motion as the basis for the performance. 

Published Jan. 8, 2013 04:41 PM

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).

Published Sep. 5, 2012 08:22 AM

Transformation is an improvisation piece for electric violin and live electronics. It is based on the idea of letting the performer control a large collection of sound fragments while moving around on stage. 

Published Aug. 21, 2012 03:05 PM

Notto Thelle finished his Master of Arts in musicology before the summer. Now his thesis is available online in DUO.

Title: Making Sensors Make Sense: Challenges in the Development of Digital Musical Instruments

Abstract: Despite the fact that digital technology has become an inevitable tool in music production and distribution during the course of the past few decades, live performers of digital musical instruments (DMIs) remain enigmatic to a majority of music audiences. A combination of instrument design issues, limits to the human cognitive system, and cultural constraints may all be contributing factors to these circumstances. This thesis presents a theoretical overview of some challenges in the development of DMIs, weighed against an empirical study based on qualitative research interviews with six DMI performers. Additionally, instrument types are categorized according to the order of separation between action and sound when performing with the instrument (incorporated, direct, mechanical, analog electronic and digital), and a hypothesis regarding the influence of instrument types on the music cognition of performers is tested.

Electronic dissertation (PDF)

Published Aug. 21, 2012 03:05 PM

This week's edition of the University of Oslo newspaper Uniforum features a story called "Forskar mellom kunst og vitskap" ("Research between art and science"), highlighting the importance of interdisciplinarity in research.

The interview was made in connection with a performance of the piece Transformation at Norwegian Academy of Music a couple of weeks ago. By moving inside a seemingly empty space, the violinist slowly explores a sonic landscape of thousands of short fragments of various violin sounds. The space thus becomes a musical entity in itself, a space that the violinist both controls and interacts with at the same time. What seemed to be an empty space at first, is left as a sonic space in our memory when the piece ends.

 

Published Aug. 21, 2012 03:05 PM

fourMs-researchers were heavily present at the annual VERDIKT conference yesterday. In addition to a lecture and poster presentations, we also contributed a performance with the iPhone ensemble and a motion capture performance. More info below.

Published Aug. 7, 2012 03:05 PM

Visiting researcher Yago de Quay will showcase his latest Interactive Systems for dance clubs at the venue Gabler . There will be four systems at work that night, namely the wii-make-music , video jockey , DJ , and motion to music . More information below.

Published Aug. 7, 2012 03:05 PM

Following up on the successful Interactive Music night at Gabler a couple of weeks ago, visiting researcher Yago de Quay will have a new night showcasing his latest Interactive Systems for dance clubs at the venue Gabler. As last time there will be four systems at work that night, namely the wii-make-music, video jockey, DJ, and motion to music. Together with research fellow Ståle A. Skogstad he will also present a new version of an interactive performance piece using the Xsens MVN motion capture suit. See trailer below.

Published Aug. 7, 2012 03:05 PM

fourMs-researchers wil perform at Future Media Days 2010:

iPhone ensemble playing Bloom and Scrambler (for iPhone and small speakers). Featuring Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Kristian Nymoen, Anders Tveit, Arve Voldsund and Viet Phi Uy Hoang.

Published Aug. 7, 2012 03:05 PM

fourMs-researchers wil perform at the VERDIKT conference:

iPhone ensemble playing Bloom and Scrambler (for iPhone and small speakers). Featuring Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Kristian Nymoen, Anders Tveit, Arve Voldsund and Viet Phi Uy Hoang.

Dance Jockey by Yago de Quay and Ståle Skogstad (using Xsens inertial motion capture)

 

Published Aug. 2, 2012 07:19 AM

Oslo Laptop Orchestra (OLO) is an ad-hoc ensemble consisting of students and faculty from the University of Oslo and Norwegian Academy of Music. The main idea is to explore the laptop as a musical instrument in a collaborative setting. The orchestra performs the standard repertoire for laptop orchestras, and develops own pieces for different setups and constellations.

Published Aug. 2, 2012 07:19 AM

Oslo Mobile Orchestra (previously Oslo iPhone Ensemble) explores the future of mobile music performance in a collaborative setting. The ensemble is an ad-hoc group of students and researchers from the University of Oslo and Norwegian Academy of Music.

Published July 24, 2012 08:00 PM

In the Dance Jockey project, we have used a full body inertial motion capture system, the Xsens MVN suit, for musical interaction. The name Dance Jockey is a word play on the well-known term Disc Jockey, or DJ. This name is meant to reflect that instead of using discs to perform music, we use dance or full body motion as the basis for the performance. 

Published July 23, 2012 03:29 PM

fourMs-researchers were heavily present at the annual VERDIKT conference yesterday. In addition to a lecture and poster presentations, we also contributed a performance with the iPhone ensemble and a motion capture performance. More info below.

Published July 23, 2012 03:29 PM

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. 

Published July 23, 2012 03:29 PM

This week's edition of the University of Oslo newspaper Uniforum features a story called "Forskar mellom kunst og vitskap" ("Research between art and science"), highlighting the importance of interdisciplinarity in research.

The interview was made in connection with a performance of the piece Transformation at Norwegian Academy of Music a couple of weeks ago. By moving inside a seemingly empty space, the violinist slowly explores a sonic landscape of thousands of short fragments of various violin sounds. The space thus becomes a musical entity in itself, a space that the violinist both controls and interacts with at the same time. What seemed to be an empty space at first, is left as a sonic space in our memory when the piece ends.

 

Published July 23, 2012 03:29 PM

Notto Thelle finished his Master of Arts in musicology before the summer. Now his thesis is available online in DUO.

Title: Making Sensors Make Sense: Challenges in the Development of Digital Musical Instruments

Abstract: Despite the fact that digital technology has become an inevitable tool in music production and distribution during the course of the past few decades, live performers of digital musical instruments (DMIs) remain enigmatic to a majority of music audiences. A combination of instrument design issues, limits to the human cognitive system, and cultural constraints may all be contributing factors to these circumstances. This thesis presents a theoretical overview of some challenges in the development of DMIs, weighed against an empirical study based on qualitative research interviews with six DMI performers. Additionally, instrument types are categorized according to the order of separation between action and sound when performing with the instrument (incorporated, direct, mechanical, analog electronic and digital), and a hypothesis regarding the influence of instrument types on the music cognition of performers is tested.

Electronic dissertation (PDF)

Published July 23, 2012 03:29 PM

Oslo iPhone Ensemble performed at the seminar Kultur og samfunn today. Here is a video of one of the performed pieces: