A guest lecture and hands-on workshop on sonification of music-related body motion with Dr. Thomas Hermann from Bielefeld University.
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.
Dr. Sven Ubik from the Department of Research and Development in CESNET, a Czech NREN (National Research and Educational) will present their low latency streaming hardware, MVTP-TICO-4K and MVTP-2HD-AUDIO.
Workshop with Dr. Elisavet Konstantinidou from University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
This workshop is linked to our project on sound-producing body motion.
The upcoming workshop will be a basically practical, hands-on type workshop that we believe will be very useful for our ongoing work here.
We are much looking forward what we believe will be an informal but highly productive workshop, so hope to see you all there!
Robert Wechsler (choreographer) and Andreas Bergsland (composer) will present a workshop concerning interactive technologies and approaches for turning human movement into music. Together with colleagues (http://www.motioncomposer.com/en/who-we-are/), we have developed a new hardware/software device for persons with disabilities called the MotionComposer and in the process, we have created a number of interactive dance pieces for non-disabled professional dancers. Our approach to human machine interface champions intuitiveness and transparency (clear causality) in the interactive relationship and differs in some important ways from the more common skeleton extraction and gesture recognition approaches, particularly as they concern kinesthesia, synaesthesia and the perception of sound and music.
Professor Petri Toiviainen, a world leading music researcher from the University of Jyväskylä, will present an overview of the emerging field of sound and music computing (SMC).
The FourMs invites to an open workshop at the Motion Capture Lab. December 10-12. Complete schedule of activities and presentations is listed below.
This week Victoria Johnson and Trond Lossius visit fourMs for a workshop on violin motion capture and sound spatialisation. We will test the commercially available K-bow with IRCAM's Gesture follower, Mubu, and the recently released Machine Learning toolkit for Max, and will also test the Jamoma sound spatialisation modules on the 36.2 speaker rig.
Researchers from fourMs will hold a motion capture workshop during this year's Art.on.Wires. This is a chance to work with a full-body inertial motion capture system (Xsens MVN). More information at art-on-wires.org .
fourMs-gruppen inviterer til seminar med informasjon om pågående aktiviteter og oppstart av Nasjonalt nettverk for tverrfaglige bevegelsesstudier.
Working meeting in the nordic network Systematic Understanding of Music (SUM), focusing on discussing the further development of the SUM sensor device.
IRCAM is proposing a workshop on GDIF & SpatDIF 20-21 May. The invitation e-mail sent to theGDIF mailing list is attached below. Interested people should contact Baptiste Caramiaux directly to show their interest.
The Music, Motion, and Emotion-project will host a seminar with four open lectures at Department of Musicology: Program Monday 10 May
Kl. 10.15-11.30, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups Hus: Filosof Mark Johnson, University of Oregon Kl. 11.45-13.00, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups Hus: Kognitiv psykolog Raymond Gibbs, University of California, Santa Cruz: "Embodiment in metaphorical imagination" Kl. 14.15-15.15, Salen, ZEB-bygget: Musikkviter Lawrence Zbikowski, University of Chicago Kl. 15.30-16.30, Salen, ZEB-bygget: Musikkviter Steve Larson, University of Oregon
FourMs researchers will be involved in the Master's course: Music, Meaning and Gesture organized by NNIMIPA, the Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics in Odense, Denmark 22-26 March.
The American pianist William Westney will hold an Un-Master Class at Department of musicology Friday 19 February. The Un-Master Class is a popular and unique performance workshop, developed by William Westney, and designed as a lively, engaging alternative to the traditional master-class. Starting with interactive group warm-ups, an environment is created that builds trust and breaks down barriers to artistic expression. The class then focuses on prepared performances by selected participants by a) helping performers communicate authentically with the audience, b) reconnecting participants with their exuberant, natural physical intuition about music, c) assisting performers to reach new, significant levels of artistry.
The Un-Master Class is part of a research project within the Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics, and will be recorded for use in analysis of music-related body movement.
The American pianist William Westney will perform a solo recital at Department of musicology Thursday 18 February. The concert is part of a research project within the Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics , and will be recorded for use in analysis of music-related body movement.
The fourMs lab will host a NNIMIPA Coordination Meeting at fourMs in preparation for the March course in Odense. The meeting includes a recital and Un-Master Class with William Westney, and a Motion Capture Workshop with the new motion capture system.
I anledning utgivelsen av to bøker om sammenhenger mellom musikk og kroppsbevegelser inviterer MIC og Institutt for musikkvitenskap ved Universitet i Oslo til et miniseminar torsdag 4. februar, 13:00-16:00 hos MIC, Nasjonalbiblioteket, Solli Plass, Oslo.
PhD students Marc Thompson & Birgitta Burger from the University of Jyväskylä will demonstrate the MoCap Toolboxfor Matlab.
The MoCap Toolbox is a Matlab® toolbox that contains functions for the analysis and visualization of motion capture data. It supports the generic .c3d file format, the .tsv data format produced by the Qualisys ProReflex system, and the .wii format produced by the WiiDataCapture software.
FourMs will host an international workshop on motion capture in music 12-16 October 2009, with guests from McGill University and University of Jyväskylä. The workshop is informal and open for anyone interested in the topic.