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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.
Two new publications by Rolf Inge Godøy:
Alexander Refsum Jensenius recently presented the paper “Motion-sound Interaction Using Sonification based on Motiongrams” at the ACHI 2012 conference in Valencia, Spain.
Abstract: The paper presents a method for sonification of human body motion based on motiongrams. Motiongrams show the spatiotemporal development of body motion by plotting average matrices of motion images over time. The resultant visual representation resembles spectrograms, and is treated as such by the new sonifyer module for Jamoma for Max, which turns motiongrams into sound by reading a part of the matrix and passing it on to an oscillator bank. The method is surprisingly simple, and has proven to be useful for analytical applications and in interactive music systems.
See below for the full paper and video examples.
We are very happy to announce that the fourMs proposal to become a Norwegian Centre of Excellence has been selected as a finalist. The second round will be decided on in the autumn.
fourMs researchers are presenting 4 papers at this year's NIME conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. See below for details:
We believe in the importance of passing on the interest for music technology to the coming generations. Kristian visited an elementary school to do so last month.
The pupils formed a laptop orchestra, and rehearsed the piece Clix by Ge Wang. Furthermore they explored sound interaction with the musical gestures toolbox and sensor interfaces like the "music snake".