Each MusicLab event is organized around a concert in a public venue, which is also the study object. The events also contain an edutainment element through panel discussions with world-leading researchers and artists and "data jockeying" in the form of live data analysis of recorded data.

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Brikker som viser åpen forskning
Time and place: Nov. 15, 2022 10:00 AM3:00 PM, Professorboligen, UiO / YouTube

Velkommen til seminar og workshop om kunstfagene, kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid og åpen forskning. Hvilke dilemmaer oppstår når forskningsdata og resultater skal deles og gjenbrukes? Og hvilke muligheter medfører mer åpenhet og økt deling av data for fag som eksempelvis musikk, visuell kunst, film, scenekunst og design?

Bilde av Bjørn Charles Dreyer med gitar, tittel: MusicLab8 : Synaesthesia, designet av Joni Wing-Yan Mok
Time and place: Nov. 24, 2021 5:00 PM7:00 PM, The Science Library, UiO / YouTube (see below)

MusicLab 8 explores synaesthesia through a multimodal performance with electric guitar and live electronics and visuals.

DSQ Festival 2021 MusicLab Cover Photo
Time and place: Oct. 26, 2021 7:00 PM11:00 PM, Musikhuset København / YouTube / FaceBook

Why do people get absorbed in musical experiences? RITMO has teamed up with the world-leading The Danish String Quartet for a unique research concert in the middle of Copenhagen.

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Time and place: Apr. 16, 2021 7:00 PM9:00 PM, YouTube

This 6th edition of MusicLab focuses on musical interactions between humans and machines, featuring prominent musicians from Norway’s improvisation scene. Christian Winther (guitar) and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (drums) will play with an artificial intelligence-enabled interactive music system, CAVI, developed by Çağrı Erdem.

The Borealis String Quartet performing during MusicTestLab.
Time and place: Oct. 29, 2020 10:00 AM3:00 PM, YouTube

In the tradition of "minute-by-minute" TV shows, you will have the chance to watch RITMO researchers set up equipment and record a performance by the Borealis String Quartet. This is a unique chance to watch the "behind the scenes" of a very complex data capture session. We will stream everything, with live commentary by the researchers.

Brikker som viser åpen forskning
Time and place: Oct. 13, 2020 9:00 AM12:00 PM, Zoom

RITMO og Universitetsbiblioteket inviterer til en workshop om opphavsrettsproblematikk innen åpen musikkforskning.

Musiclab Lockdown Rave it says. July 10. Live stream. Illustration.
Time and place: July 10, 2020 3:30 PM5:00 PM, YouTube

The 5th edition of MusicLab was a virtual algorave. Prominent algoravers Renick Bell and Khoparzi improvised live-coded music on their computers from their respective locations in Japan and India, while the audience danced to the rave music in their homes all over the world. This event was also the launch of our brand new MusicLab App!

MusicLab vol. 4
Time and place: Nov. 2, 2019 1:00 PM3:00 PM, Kulturhuset

Muscle music, artificial intelligence, and a human subwoofer? In our utopian edition of MusicLab you will experience truly experimental music.

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Time and place: Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 PM11:45 PM, Escape, Ole Johan Dahls hus

MusicLab Vol. 3 explores the phenomenon of rhythm - in music and in the body - all within MusicLab’s unique blend of research and edutainment through an intellectual warm-up with world-leading experts, music-dance performances and data jockeying with our house DJ and anyone else interested.

Time and place: Oct. 11, 2018 10:00 AM11:00 AM, Køge, Denmark

This data comes from a DSQ concert in Køge, Denmark in the fall of 2018.

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Time and place: Aug. 23, 2018 4:00 PM10:00 PM, Sonen (Room 3407), Ole Johan Dahls hus

Join us for an informal evening of hacking on data recorded during MusicLab vol 1 and 2: sound, video, muscle sensors (EMG) and breathing.

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Time and place: Apr. 9, 2018 1:00 PM9:00 PM, Ole Johan Dahls hus

MusicLab Vol. 2 explores the concept of breathing - in music and in the body. All within MusicLab’s unique blend of research and edutainment through hands-on workshops, intellectual warm-ups, performances and data jockeying.

Time and place: Nov. 23, 2017 10:00 AM9:00 PM, Ole Johan Dahls hus

"Biophysical Music" is volume 1 of the new concept "MusicLab", a series of events exploring the science of music from different perspectives. The idea is to mix research and edutainment through hands-on workshops, intellectual warm-ups, performances and data jockeying.