News and Events

Phonos: Concert by Grup 21
On Thursday December 16th at 20h in the Espai Polivalent, Phonos is organizing a concert of Grup 21 with Qiao Zhang performing pieces by flute and electronics.
12 Dec 2010 - 11:57 | view
Talk by Sergi Jordà on tangible and tabletop interaction

On Thursday December 9th at 3:30pm in room 52.321 Sergi Jordà will give a seminar on "Tangible and tabletop interaction research at the MTG".

Abstract: Sergi Jorda will present the research carried in the last years within the Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in the field of tangible and tabletop interaction, in particular for the creation of new musical instruments like the Reactable. We will study and unveil the essential reasons that turn live music performance and tabletop interaction into promising and exiting fields of multidisciplinary research and experimentation.  We will also present the newer, non strictly musical research lines, that the team is initiating to explore. Some of these topics include: the potential of surface computing in areas such as edutainment, children, elder people and special education; the potential of these type of interfaces in complex interactive situations and in exploratory and expressive activities; their potential for enhancing creative collaboration through effective emotional communication; and extending surface computing interaction beyond the surface.

7 Dec 2010 - 18:58 | view
Phonos: Concert by Jorge Variego
On Monday November 22nd at 19:30h in the Espai Polivalent, Phonos is organizing a concert with Jorge Variego performing pieces by clarinet and electronics. 
21 Nov 2010 - 22:02 | view
Phonos: Concert around "Octandre" by Varèse

On Wednesday November 17th at 19:30h in the Espai Polivalent, Phonos is organizing a concert around the piece Octandre by Varèse with the Ensemble Contemporani of the Conservatorio Superior de Castellón.

 

12 Nov 2010 - 10:01 | view
Seminar by Enric Guaus on the analysis of the left hand fingering in guitar playing

On Thursday November 11th at 3:30pm in room 52.321 Enric Guaus gives a research seminar on "Analyzing left hand fingering in guitar playing".

Abstract: The main goal of this research is the understanding of the expressive resources used by guitar players. We are interested in analyzing and modeling the use of these expressive resources considering the musical structure of a piece, its musical genre, and the personal traits of the players. We plan a multimodal approach to study the phenomenon, that is, our research combines audio analysis together with gesture analysis. This talk is centered in the analysis and modeling of left hand articulations in a guitar performance. We describe the gesture analysis performed from collected data using a gesture acquisition system specially developed. The study, is divided in two parts: (a) Study of collected left hand articulations, and (b) Fingering analysis for the most commonly played chords. More info can be found here.

9 Nov 2010 - 10:15 | view
Application for the SMC Master is open
The first application period for the Master in Sound and Music Computing that will start in the academic year 2011-2012 is now open on-line. This application period ends on January 14th 2011.

For more information on the UPF master programs and specifically on the SMC Master check here.

 

9 Nov 2010 - 10:01 | view
Participation at MML'10

Graham Coleman, Hendrik Purwins, Rafael Ramirez, and Joan Serrà attended the 3rd International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music, held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2010. The workshop took place in Florence on October 25th 2010. They presented 4 papers:

 

4 Nov 2010 - 09:39 | view
Seminar on Situated Media by Oscar Tomico

On Thursday November 4th, 2010 at 3:30pm in room 52.321, Oscar Tomico, from Eindhoven University of Technology will give a research seminar on "Situated Media".

 Abstract: Research on situated media explores how the consumption and creation of digital media will be transformed by the inclusion of the social and physical context as part of the content. Situated bookmarking is about the convergence between the digital, social and physical bookmarking of resources.  This seminar will introduce you to the area of research through design. Multiple projects on situated media addressing multicultural neighbourhoods, schools in Japan, retail stores home living room setting, and public libraries will be presented. Moreover, the first iteration from the situated bookmarking research project at the eLearn Center will be shown.

2 Nov 2010 - 12:13 | view
Canoris: a new web service for the creation and analysis of sound and music
The MTG launches Canoris a web service for audio analysis, audio similarity search and voice processing.

Canoris provides, through a web API, an easy access to several technologies from the MTG and its partners. It offers an environment to experiment with sound and music processing and collaborative creativity tools. In its current beta version, Canoris includes functionality for both the analysis and synthesis of sound, integrating into a single coherent platform the output of years of research in the fields of music information retrieval and digital signal processing. Over time more technology will be integrated, but for now Canoris features:

  • High and low level analysis: Upload any sound file and retrieve high level descriptions like genre and mood or low level descriptions like rhythm, timbre, or key.
  • Similarity Search: Put all your files in a collection and see which sound and songs are similar to each other. Search and recommendation without tagging or metadata.
  • Voice Synthesis: Give Canoris text and a melody and it will sing for you.
  • Voice Transform: Change a man's or woman's voice into the other sex, an old person, monster, alien, or clown.

Canoris is a platform for the collaboration between researchers, technology providers and final users. It simplifies integrating new research results and brings new functionality to interested developers more quickly. With this launch the MTG wants to explore new possibilities and uses of the technologies integrated and wants to find collaboration opportunities with interested institutions and individuals.

15 Oct 2010 - 15:39 | view
Seminar on tangigle and tabletop interaction by Sergi Jordà

On Thursday October 14th 2010 at 3:30pm in room 52.321 Sergi Jordà will give a research seminar on "Tangible and Tabletop Interaction Research at the Music Technology Group".

Abstract: Sergi Jorda will present the research carried in the last years within the Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in the field of tangible and tabletop interaction, in particular for the creation of new musical instruments like the Reactable. We will study and unveil the essential reasons that turn live music performance and tabletop interaction into promising and exiting fields of multidisciplinary research and experimentation.

11 Oct 2010 - 10:10 | view
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