Photos taken at Casa da Musica, the host of this year’s Sound and Music Computing Conference in Porto, Portugal. I had the opportunity to work with this amazing instrument over the past four days – sound/video coming soon!
The teachers this year are Marcelo Wanderley (IDMIL), Joel Chadabe (Electronic Music Foundation) and Xavier Serra (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain). Tutors include Jean-Julien Acouturier, Stephan Baumann, Eoin Brazil, Federico Fontana, Bram de Jong, Luis Gustavo Martins, Rui Penha and Stefania Serafin.
I will likely post some more on this topic over the next week, but for now here’s a taste of what’s going on.
Several IDMIL projects were presented recently at the Enactive/07 conference in Grenoble, France, including Dimple, DMI evaluation and Gesture control of sound spatialization. Two of the concerts produced at the conference used systems and software developed in the IDMIL: Arnaud Petit’s Concertino Nervoso, performed by McGill professor Fabrice Marandola; and the premiere of Sean Ferguson’s Miroirs, performed by ‘cellist and McGill Digital Orchestra member Chloé Dominguez. Miroirs featured non-conscious control of sound spatialization: inertial sensors were attached to the ‘cellist’s arms and features extracted from the sensor data were used to control spatial parameters of electronic portions of the piece.
Last week I attended the International Computer Music Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Despite the jet-lag I managed to do a little bit of sightseeing there between attending paper presentations and concerts (including one by my friend Henrik Frisk). I also presented a paper I wrote with Steve called “From controller to sound: Tools for collaborative development of digital musical instruments” and took part in a panel on “The Need of Formats for Streaming and Storing Music-Related Movement and Gesture Data.” Quite exciting, really… the panel participants were:
- Alexander Refsum Jensenius (Oslo)
- Benjamin Knapp [Antonio Camurri] (SARC / Genova)
- Nicolas Castagné (Acroe, Grenoble)
- Esteban Maestre (Pompeu Fabra)
- Joseph Malloch (McGill)
- Stuart Pullinger [Douglas McGilvray] (Glasgow)
- Diemo Schwarz (IRCAM)
- Matthew Wright (UC Berkeley / Stanford)