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Many new postgraduate students at the MTG
This year many new students have joined the postgraduate programs in which the MTG is involved with, much more than ever. We have 4 new PhD students, 22 new students in the SMC Master, 10 students starting their second year in the SMC Master, and 10 students in the new postgraduate course on Music Production Techniques and Technology (CTEM) done in collaboration with ESMUC. 46 students!!!

Jose Zapata (Colombia), Agustin Martorell (Andalucia), Saso Musevic (Slovenia), Tan Ozaslan (Turkey)

Master SMC:  
First year: Josep Maria Comajuncosas (Catalunya); Sebastian Vega (Colombia); Pratyush (India); Marco Marchini (Italy); Antonio Escamilla (Colombia); Leny Vinceslas (France); Jorge Garcia (Madrid); Imanol Gómez (Madrid); Papiotis Panagiotis (Greece); Adrian Mateo (Catalunya); Andres Bucci (Venezuela); Felix Tutzer (Germany); Alvaro Sarasua (Madrid); Jesus Gomez (Catalunya); Leodinas Ioannidis Karaousos (Greece); Marti Umbert (Catalunya); Paula Ustarroz (Catalunya); Juan Jose Bosch (Valencia); Ahmed Nagi (Canada); Panagiootis Melidis (Greece); Carlos Antonio De los Santos (Mexico); Andreas Neocledus (Greece).
Second year: Leonardo Aldrey (Venezuela), Laia Cagigal (Catalunya), Frederic Font (Catalunya), Francisco Garcia (Canarias), Robert Hutchison (UK), Victor Jimenez (Catalunya), Olivier Lalonde (Canada), Pablo Molina (Valencia), Thomas Najnudel (France),  and Resa Zuriñe (Pais Vasco)

Course CTEM:
Oriol Soler (Catalunya), Robert Webster (UK), Gonzalo Javier Giuliani (Argentina), León Maldonado (Venezuela), Josep Maria Tarrat (Catalunya), Aleix Fabra (Catalunya), Daniel Cantero (Madrid), Jesús Gollonet (Catalunya), Victor Lloret (Catalunya)



1 Oct 2009 - 11:03 | view
Participation at MML-ECML-PKDD

Rafael Ramirez and Alfonso Perez participated at the Music and Machine Learing workshop (MML 2009), part of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, ECML PKDD 2009, that took place in Bled, Slovenia, from the 7th to the 11th of September 2009. Rafael was one of the workshop organizers. They presented the following papers:

24 Sep 2009 - 14:00 | view
Article in the New Journal of Physics

An article on some of the recent developments in our work on cover detection using nonlinear time series analysis, with Joan Serrà as the main author, has just been published in the September issue of the New Journal of Physics.


24 Sep 2009 - 13:27 | view
Enric Guaus defends his PhD Thesis on September 21st

Enric Guaus defends his PhD thesis entitled “Audio content processing for automatic music genre classification: descriptors, databases, and classifiers" on Monday 21st of September of 2009 at 11:00h in the Auditorium of the Communication Campus of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Roc Boronat 138, Barcelona).

The members of the jury are: Leo Wanner (UPF), Geoffroy Peeters (IRCAM), José Manuel Iñesta (Universidad de Alicante), Emilia Gómez (UPF), Rubén Lopez-Cano (ESMUC).

In this thesis a method is proposed for the automatic music genre classification by using a computational approach that is inspired in music cognition and musicology in addition to Music Information Retrieval techniques. Several experiments are dessigned and performed by combining the different elements that may affect the accuracy in the classification, in particular different audio descriptors and different machine learning algorithms.


15 Sep 2009 - 16:11 | view
Participation at DAFX 2009

Jordi Bonanda and Richard Eakin participated at the Digital Audio Effects Conference 2009 (DAFX 2009) that took place in Como, Italy, from the 1st to the 4th of September 2009. They presented the following papers:

15 Sep 2009 - 01:36 | view
Participation at ICMC 2009

Enric Guaus and Esteban Maestre participated at the International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2009, that took place in McGill University, Canada, from the 16th to the 21st of August. They presented the following papers:

25 Aug 2009 - 20:36 | view
Tallers Freesound és una nova web del MTG per a donar suport als tallers formatius que es realitzen al voltant de i Sons de Barcelona.
31 Jul 2009 - 17:30 | view
Participation at ESCOM 2009

Piotr Holonowicz participates at the 7th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM 2009) that takes place at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, from August 12th to the 16th, 2009. Piotr will present the following paper:


31 Jul 2009 - 14:35 | view
Sergi Jordà at SIGGRAPH 2009

Sergi Jordà participates at SIGGRAPH 2009 which takes place in New Orleans from the 3rd to the 7th of August 2009. Sergi is a panelists at the session on "The Visual in the New Interfaces for Musical Expression", he will also give a concert with the Reactable and a talk.

ACM's SIGGRAPH 2009 will increase its focus on the impact of music and audio on computer graphics and interactive techniques by featuring a Music & Audio program that offers a series of panel discussions, music performances, and courses on topics such as interactive sound rendering.


29 Jul 2009 - 18:00 | view
Participation at SMC 2009
The MTG has a large presence at the 6th Sound and Music Computing Conference and the SMC Summer School that are taking place in Porto from the 18th to the 25th of July 2009. People attending include: Bram de Jong, Xavier Serra, Vincent Akkermans, Jordi Janer, Justin Salamon, Martin Haro, Emilia Gomez, Ariadna Alsina, Graham Coleman, and Hendrik Purwins. At the Summer School, Emilia is one of the coordinators, Xavier is teaching, and Bram is one of the tutors. At the conference Ariadna and Graham are playing with the Esmuc Laptop Orchestra, and there will be oral and poster presentations of the following research papers:


15 Jul 2009 - 16:13 | view