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Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

It has now been confirmed that the Sensing Music-related Actions project will move into new spaces in a building called Veglaboratoriet. The building, which used to house various types of chemical laboratories, is located next to the computer science building. The downside is that we will be farther away from the music department (10 minutes to walk...), but we will be one floor up from the robot lab of the ROBIN group, the partner in our new project.

The new space consists of 2 large and 3 smaller rooms, and will provide for a permanent "movement lab", an open working space for master and PhD students, as well as offices and storage. We just need to move some furniture and old light armature before we can start moving in.

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

Research coordinator Anne Cathrine Wesnes shot a bunch of pictures during the "Open lab" tour we gave for new music students last week. The lab is now starting to get together, and we have decided that the official opening ceremony will be Friday 26 September 1215-1300.

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

We are happy to announce that the Swedish company Qualisys will give a demonstration of their motion capture system during our kickoff-seminar .

 

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

MA student Boye Riis jr. and PhD student Ståle Skogstad presented their research projects at the international summer school in Sound and Music Computing (SMC) in Genova 9-11 June 2008:

Boye Riis jr.: The eboy sound computing system

 

Ståle Skogstad: Sensing music-related actions

 

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

Ståle and Alexander have been taking part in the development of a sensing device for the SUM project, with built-in biosensors (BVP, GSR), pressure (FSR) and a 3D accelerometer. The device is currently being used in an installation by Lars Graugaard and Bruno Herbelin at Huset in Denmark during the Re-New festival.

 

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

Master student Boye Riis jr. defended his MA thesis project in musicology today. The project has resulted in development of several digital music instruments, and a dissertation entitled "eBoy". [PDF]

 

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

We are currently moving from the old to the new blogging system at the university. The new location of the blog will be www.fourms.uio.no/blog/ .

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

During the semester opening week, August 2009, music student Hoang Viet Phi Uy demonstrated the interactive music table he built together with Kyrre Glette during the course "Sound programming 2" at Department of Musicology, University of Oslo. The table is using computer vision software from the Reactable project.

Music Table at ZEB

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Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

Postdoctoral researcher Alexander Refsum Jensenius just published the book “Musikk og bevegelse” (Music and movement). This is a text book in Norwegian giving an overview of theory and methods used in the study of music-related movements.

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

Researchers from the SMA project have taken the initiative to start up a new course called Music and Movement (Musikk og bevegelse) this semester. This course will introduce students to the theoretical backgrounds for studying body movement in a musical context, as well as give practical experience with various methods for analyzing music-related body movements. Several researchers from the Department of Musicology as well as some guests will lecture in the course. The course is taught in Norwegian, and more information can be found here .

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

Kristian presented his Nymophone2 at the paper sessions on NIME 2009 in Pittsburgh last week.

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

We invite you to an Open lab at fourMs Monday 25. May 12:00 - 17:00.

Kl 12:00-15:00

Infrared motion capture

Control sound in 3D

Interactive music table

Interactive robot

3D-printing

Master student presentations

Kl 15:00-17:00

Student presentations Sound Programming 2

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

Alexander participated in a panel session called "Emotions in Music and Sound" during the 15th International Conference on Auditory Display ( ) in Copenhagen. His contribution to the panel was to focus on the importance of body movement in our understanding of emotions in music.

 

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

Presentations ESCOM 2009 , 12-16 August, in Jyvåskylä:

R. I. Godøy, A. R. Jensenius, and K. Nymoen. Coarticulation of sound and movement in music. In Proceedings of ESCOM 2009: 7th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Jyväskylä, 2009.

A. R. Jensenius, S. A. v. D. Skogstad, K. Nymoen, J. Tørresen, and M. E. Høvin. Reduced displays of multidimensional motion capture data sets of musical performance. In Proceedings of ESCOM 2009: 7th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Jyväskylä, Finland, 2009.

Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM

Rolf Inge Godøy held a keynote presentation entitled "Sound, movement, keyframes, and interframes", and Alexander Refsum Jensenius presented a paper on "Methods for Visualising Music-Related Movements in Time" at the conference Musical Body: Gesture, Representation and Ergonomics in Performance organised by the Institute of Musical Research, University of London, School of Advanced study 22.-24 April.