How and why does music make us move?

Human Bodily Micromotion in Music Perception and Interaction (MICRO) investigates how music influences what we may call micromotion, such as the tiny motion observed when people try to stand still.

When does a beat actually happen in time?

Timing and Sound in Musical Microrhythm (TIME) investigates what part of the beat’s sound constitutes its temporal position, and how does this perception or judgment depend upon a listener’s music-cultural background? 

Creating augmented hybrid instruments

AAAI - Acoustically Active Augmented Instruments is a project exploring acoustic lutherie, musical electronics, sound programming, and interaction design in order to create new types of hybrid instruments.

Modelling human predictive reasoning

Engineering Predictability with Embodied Cognition (EPEC) explores how multimodal systems can sense, learn, and predict future events.

Balancing copyright law with creative expression

The project MASHED: Mashup Music, Copyright, and Platform Regulation investigates the tensions and feedback mechanisms between the incentives of copyright law and the purposes of artistic adaptations.

Improving computers' ability to understand music

MIRAGE - A Comprehensive AI-Based System for Advanced Music Analysis. One main goal of the project is to improve computers' capability to listen to and understand music, and to conceive technologies to facilitate music understanding and appreciation. One main application is to make music more accessible and engaging.

Exploring the body as an interface

Abstract dancer in motion blurINTIMAL explores the body as an “interface” for keeping and transforming the memory of place in migratory contexts. The aim is to develop and explore a physical-virtual “embodied system” for relational listening.

Network for sound and music informatics

NordicSMC is a network project aimed at develop sound and music computing research excellency in the Nordic countries.

The electrophysiology of working memory

A brain scanThe primary objective of the "Oscillatory mechanisms supporting human cognition" project is to acquire new knowledge about the fundamental electrophysiological mechanisms that enable working memory, prediction and attentional control in the human brain.

International partnerships

Researchers working togetherRITPART is a partnership project with the aim of connecting RITMO to world-leading research groups in USA, Canada and Japan.

Human micromotion in artistic practice

Ballet dancers in a rowHow still is still? How silent is silent? Sverm explores the use of human micromotion in artistic practice.