MusicLab vol. 4: Utopia

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

A part of Utopian Takeover at Oslo World.

The music in this session will be experimental, electronic, and bodily – coming from biophysical data, and expressed as bodily resonance. An allusion to the utopian unity that is the musical mind-body!

Artists

  • Tejaswinee Kelkar (IN) is an experimental musician who works with classical Indian music, samples, and improvisation on harmonium, melodica and a disembodied voice.
  • Çağrı Erdem (TR) works with digital musical instruments. He explores the human body as a musical interface, with a particular focus on muscle interfaces and sound-motion dynamics.
  • Qichao Lan (CN) is a music programmer and sonic artist, with a background in computational linguistics, electroacoustic music composition and live coding.

Panel

For this edition of MusicLab we present a utopian panel.

  • Tejaswinee Kelkar is an experimental musician who works with classical Indian music, samples, and improvisation on harmonium, melodica and voice. She is also a researcher and recently submitted her PhD on the role of embodiment in melodic contour. 
  • Jonna Vuoskoski is an associate professor at RITMO. Her expertise is the psychology of music, and in particular social and embodied cognition in musical contexts.
  • Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research-musician interested in music technology and how music moves us. He is the deputy director of RITMO.

Other Contributors

  • Solveig Sørbø (moderator) is a librarian at the Science Library and a musician. She is the producer of MusicLab which she initiated together with Alexander Refsum Jensenius.
  • Víctor González is a music researcher working in the field of human motion science. He will be collecting data from musicians and audience members and mix them in the concluding Data Jockeying session.
Rehearsal
Rehearsing for MusicLab vol. 4 at RITMO.

Program

13:00 Welcome / Introduction
13:05 Utopian / Dystopian concert
With Tejaswinee Kelkar (IN), Çağrı Erdem (TR) and Qichao Lan (CN)
13:50 Break
14:00 Intellectual warm-down
With Jonna Vuoskoski (FI), Tejaswinee Kelkar (IN), Alexander Refsum Jensenius (NO) - Moderated by Solveig Isis Sørbø (NO)
14:30 Data Jockeying
With Víctor González (MX)
15:00 End of program

Experiment

Would you like to do a little extra by participating as a «guinea pig»?

If you would like to learn about how you physically react to this music and at the same time serve science, you can get in touch with Solveig Sørbø to sign up as a «guinea pig». You may also sign up in the door 15 minutes before the event.

Contact info: solvesor@uio.no / (+47)45095002

Information for research subjects.

Published Oct. 10, 2019 9:36 PM - Last modified Nov. 4, 2019 9:47 PM