The fourMs Lab (Music, Mind, Motion, Machines) is an interfacultary research lab focused on topics on the boundaries of music, cognition and technology. From 2018, the fourMs Lab activities are continued within RITMO - Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Rhythm, Time and Motion, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence.
The fourMs Lab is the only lab in Norway in which it is possible to combine high-quality multichannel audio/video recordings with motion capture and physiological measurements. It is also unique in that it allows for real-time sonification of data with an immersive sound system.
Built as a flexible black-box, it also allows for running small concerts with an audience. This makes it possible to carry out both observation and intervention studies.
Researchers from the fourMs Lab have been at the forefront in developing software for the analysis of music-related body motion. The lab has also pushed for international standardization strategies and open research strategies, most recently through the MusicLab concept.