Kristian Nymoen and Alexander Refsum Jensenius had a short appearance on NRK Dagsrevyen today (Norwegian prime time news). The video is online here (starting at 27:00).
Visiting researcher Yago de Quay and fourMs PhD student Ståle Skogstad and Postdoc Alexander Refsum Jensenius have published a paper in Leonardo Music Journal:
ABSTRACT: The authors present an experimental musical performance called Dance Jockey, wherein sounds are controlled by sensors on the dancer's body. These sensors manipulate music in real time by acquiring data about body actions and transmitting the information to a control unit that makes decisions and gives instructions to audio software. The system triggers a broad range of music events and maps them to sound effects and musical parameters such as pitch, loudness and rhythm.
fourMs will be moving over the coming weeks. Two labs will be moved to the new informatics building, and one lab will be moved to the Department of Musicology. More information on where to find what, and when to come and visit will be announced when things are ready.
Kari Anne Vadstensvik Bjerkestrand is a guest researcher at fourMs during the spring of 2011. She is working on the project Sverm together with Alexander Refsum Jensenius. See biography below for more information on Kari Anne.
Postdoctoral researcher Alexander Refsum Jensenius has been interviewed by the Norwegian music magazine Ballade, in an article entitled Dr. Luftgitars laboratorium .
The electronic version of Roger Stein Grading's M.Sc. thesis is now available online:
The electronic version of Øyvind Hauback's M.Sc. thesis is now available online. Read more here
Bjørnar Hegge's M.A. thesis is now available online (Norwegian only):
Kristian Nymoen and Ståle A. Skogstad were interviewed during the poster session at NIME 2011 on Tuesday:
Josué Moreno and Davis Ozolins from the Sibelius Academy are visiting fourMs this week through the collaboration in the Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics (NNIMIPA). They are editing and cataloguing the video material collected during the February 2010 NNIMIPA workshop in Oslo, where American pianist William Westney who participated in various motion capture and analysis experiments.
Ståle Skogstad and Kristian Nymoen presented two new publications at the Sound and Music Conference in Padova.
The publications are:
Skogstad, Nymoen and Høvin: Comparing Inertial and Optical MoCap Technologies for Synthesis Control
Nymoen and Jensenius: A Toolbox for Storing and Streaming Music-related Data
Texas Tech Discoveries has published a story called "Movement and Musical Meaning" where they present Bill Westney's work and his participation in the NNIMIPA workshop in Oslo last year. During the workshop we made video recordings of a recital (including rehearsal) and motion capture recordings in the lab.