Cagri Erdem

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 Academic interests

  • New interfaces for musical expression
  • Virtual musical instruments
  • Multimodal machine learning
  • Collective improvisation
  • Artistic / practice-based research

 

Project summary

Playing ‘in the air' can be seen as a way of music appreciation, and also has potential for music expression. But when you play an ‘air instrument'–for example, the ‘air guitar'–what are you actually playing? How do you move and exert effort without being restricted to a physical instrument, and what kind of sound is supposed to be produced? I tackle these questions in my PhD project through a two-fold research model of (a) exploring the shapes of muscle energy that is continuously transduced into sound on the electric guitar, and (b) using these shapes as part of a machine learning framework for designing mappings in a new ‘air instrument’. The argument is that such shapes can be empirically studied, and their digital representations can be used to transfer data from one domain (motion, physiology, audio) to another.

Short bio

Çağrı Erdem is a performer and researcher specializing in improvised electroacoustic music and body–machine interaction. Following training in composition and guitar performance, he earned a Master's degree in Sonic Arts, which focused on developing new musical interfaces for the extraction of body movements in the form of biosignals. As a PhD fellow at the RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo, he is expanding his research on the use of muscle contraction effort in the context of interactive computer music and virtual musical instruments. 

 

Background

  • M.Sc. in Sonic Arts, Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM), Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • B.Mus. in Jazz Composition, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA
  • Classical guitar performance, Istanbul University State Conservatory,  Istanbul, Turkey

 

Awards

  • Performance Scholarship (2009 & 2010) Berklee College of Music
  • Composition Scholarship (2008) Berklee College of Music

 

Music

Tags: Music Technology, Improvisation, Machine learning, Sound Synthesis, Music and Movement

Publications

Erdem, Cagri, Katja Henriksen Schia, and Alexander Refsum Jensenius. "Vrengt: A Shared Body–Machine Instrument for Music–Dance Performance." Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2019.

Erdem, Cagri, Anil Camci, and Angus Forbes. "Biostomp: A Biocontrol System for Embodied Performance Using Mechanomyography." Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Aalborg University Copenhagen, 2017.

  • Alarcón Diaz, Ximena; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo & Erdem, Cagri (2019). INTIMAL: Walking to feel place, breathing to feel presence. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.  ISSN 2220-4792. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Erdem, Cagri; Schia, Katja Henriksen & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2019). Vrengt: A Shared Body–Machine Instrument for Music–Dance Performance, In Federico Visi (ed.),  Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.  Nime.
  • Erdem, Cagri; Schia, Katja Henriksen & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2019). Vrengt: A Shared Body–Machine Instrument for Music–Dance Performance, In Marcelo Queiroz & Anna Xambo Sedo (ed.),  Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.  Nime. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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  • Krzyzaniak, Michael Joseph; Kwak, Dongho Daniel; Veenstra, Frank; Erdem, Cagri; Wallace, Benedikte; Jensenius, Alexander Refsum & Glette, Kyrre (2020). Dr. Squiggles rhythmical robots. Show summary
  • Krzyzaniak, Michael Joseph; Veenstra, Frank; Erdem, Cagri; Glette, Kyrre & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2020). Interactive Rhythmic Robots.
  • Alarcón Diaz, Ximena; Boddie, Paul; Erdem, Cagri; Aandahl, Eigil; Andersen, Elias Sukken; Dahl, Eirik; Lesteberg, Mari & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2019). Sensing Place and Presence in an INTIMAL Long-Distance Improvisation. Show summary
  • Alarcón Diaz, Ximena; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo & Erdem, Cagri (2019). INTIMAL: Walking to find place, breathing to feel presence. Show summary
  • Erdem, Cagri (2019). RAW: A Muscle-based instrument.
  • Erdem, Cagri & Saga, Yuki (2019). Meeting Yuki Saga.
  • Erdem, Cagri; Schia, Katja Henriksen & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2019). Vrengt: A Shared Body–Machine Instrument for Music–Dance Performance.
  • Erdem, Cagri; Schia, Katja Henriksen & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2019). Vrengt: A Shared Body–Machine Instrument for Music–Dance Performance.
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Erdem, Cagri; Zelechowska, Agata; Lan, Qichao; Fuhrer, Julian Peter & Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo (2019). Entraining Guitars.
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Martin, Charles Patrick; Erdem, Cagri; Lan, Qichao; Fuhrer, Julian Peter; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Zelechowska, Agata; Glette, Kyrre & Nymoen, Kristian (2019). Self-playing Guitars. Show summary
  • Kelkar, Tejaswinee; Erdem, Cagri & Lan, Qichao (2019). Utopia.
  • Schia, Katja Henriksen; Erdem, Cagri; Lan, Qichao & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2018). Music-Dance Performance: "Rhythm".

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