Monday February 8th 2016 from 3pm to 6pm in room 52.019 of the Communication Campus of the UPF (Roc Boronat 138, Barcelona)
Technology Enhanced Learning of Musical Instrument Performance (TELMI) is a project funded by the European Commission that aims to study how we learn musical instruments, taking the violin as a case study, from a pedagogical and scientific perspective and to create new interactive, assistive, self-learning, augmented-feedback, and social-aware systems complementary to traditional teaching.
As part of the Kick-off meeting of the project, we offer an open session where each of the partners of the project will introduce what they are doing and will do in relation to TELMI.
15:00h-15:30h: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
The Music Technology Group (MTG), UPF, is an international reference in audio processing technologies and their musical applications. The MTG is the coordinator of the TELMI project and will develop systems for the acquisition of multi-modal (audio, motion, and biological signals) data from musical performances, as well as associated algorithms for the analysis of these data.
15:30h-16:00h: University of Genova
Recognizing the importance of cross-fertilization between artistic and scientific knowledge, researchers at Casa Paganini-InfoMus (University of Genova) aim to combine scientific research in information and communications technology (ICT) with artistic and humanistic research. Scientific and technological research focuses on human-centred computing with emphasis on real-time analysis of nonverbal expressive and social behaviour. In TELMI, Casa Paganini – InfoMus will mainly work on data acquisition, on algorithms and software modules for automated measure of expressive gestures and social signals (e.g., entrainment and leadership), and on integration of the project platform and prototypes.
16:00h-16:30h: Royal College of Music
The Royal College of Music, London, trains talented musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers. The RCM Centre for Performance Science conducts empirical research into how musicians learn and perform. As a partner of the TELMI project, the RCM team will set out fundamental skills involved in violin performance and determine how the new technologies will define success in each. We will also put these technologies into the hands of expert violinists and their students, evaluating how they change the way they learn, teach and perform.
16:30h-17:00h: Coffee break
HighSkillz specializes in developing tailored game-based learning solutions that lead to faster competence development and more effective knowledge acquisition. The company is staffed by an experienced team and collaborates closely with subject matter experts to achieve the targeted learning outcomes, monitoring observable behaviours and cross-reference them against the target learning outcomes. In the TELMI project, HighSkillz will leverage its expertise in personalised and adaptive environments to support the creation of an enhanced learning platform. The focus of the design will be on the use of game-based learning solutions and gamification to support the competence of students in mastering the complexity of playing a musical instrument, thus supporting the role of the teacher and empowering the student in the periods of self-study.
SAICO Intelligence will present the R&D2Value Methodology, which will be applied to the TELMI Project for dissemination and exploitation tasks. This methodology has the objective to transfer the technology developed in the project to the market through a number of actions to be taken during the R&D Phase and the Market Launch Phase. The presentation will show the benefits of, first, orienting R&D to market from the first minute of a R&D project, and second, doing a good execution of the Market Launch.