Workshop on

Performance Gestures and Sound Generation

November 12-13, 2009
Auditori Mercè Rodoreda
Campus de la Ciutadella - Universitat Pompeu Fabra
C/. Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08005 Barcelona - Spain

On the occasion of the PhD Defenses of Esteban Maestre and Alfonso Pérez, we are glad to announce the Workshop on Performance Gestures and Sound Generation. The workshop, aimed at providing an oveview of current research in the area of musical performance gestures and sound generation techniques, will consist on invited talks by experts in the field and a series of short presentations on related topics.

The attendance to the workshop is open to anyone interested and free of charge. We encourage the participation in the form of presentations, demos, or proposals for panel discussions related to (but not restricted to) acquisition of performance gesture parameters, performance gesture analysis and modeling, control interfaces, and gesture-based control of musical sound.



November 12 - 15:00h

PhD Defense

Modeling Instrumental Gestures: An Analysis/Synthesis Framework for Violin Bowing
Esteban Maestre
Directors: Xavier Serra (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Julius O. Smith III
(Stanford University)

November 13 - 10:00h

PhD Defense

Enhancing Spectral Synthesis Techniques with Performance Gestures using the Violin as a Case Study
Alfonso Pérez
Director: Xavier Serra (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

November 13 - 15:00h

Signal Processing Methods for Virtual Analog Synthesis
Vesa Välimäki
Signal Processing and Acoustics Department
Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

Desing and Evaluation of New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Marcelo M. Wanderley
Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Media Music and Technology
Department of Music Research, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

Bow-String Interaction and Bowing Gestures
Anders Askenfelt
Speech, Music and Hearing part of School of Computer Music and Communication
Royal Institute of Techonology, Stockholm, Sweden


Music Technology Group
Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies
Universitat Pompeu Fabra