News and Events

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 - 11:01 | 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 - 10:39 | 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 - 13:13 | 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 - 16:39 | 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 - 11:10 | view
Phonos: Concert with instruments and electronics
On Wednesday October 13th 2010 at 19:30h there will be a Phonos concert at the Sala Mompou of SGAE.
6 Oct 2010 - 17:36 | view
Reactable mobile released
Reactable Systems launches Reactable mobile, the Reactable for mobile devices. With the new application, the MTG's spin-off company brings the concept of modular tangible synthesis to mobile devices and makes it available for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4 Oct 2010 - 13:59 | view
Postgraduate programme in Sonology 2010-2011 starts

The postgraduate programme in Sonology for the academic year 2010-2011 has just started. This program is organized by IDEC and done in collaboration with ESMUC and offers a professionally oriented education in the areas of music production and on the design of new musical interfaces.

The students enrolled this year are: Carles Blanch, Borja Górriz, Nacho Yoldi, Isaac Fàbregas, Xavier Sánchez, Úrbez Capablo, Raúl Costafreda, Jordi Clemente, and Marie Tueje.

28 Sep 2010 - 18:25 | view
SMC Master 2010-2011 starts

The academic year 2010-2011 of the Master in Sound and Music Computing has just started.

The students enrolled this year are: Srikanth Cherla (India), Schmele Timothy (Ireland), Heber Manuel Pérez Torres (México), Carlos Gustavo Romá (Colombia), Lina María Villa Betancourt (Colombia), Maria Panteli (Cyprus), Miron Marius (Romania), Juanjo Bosch (Spain), Alexandros Katsaprakakis (Greece),  Katerina Kosta (Greece), John  O'Connell (Ireland),  Zacharias Vamvakousis (Greece),  Jan Van Balen (Belgium), Antonio Garzón (Spain), Emilio Molina (Spain), Carles Roig Garcia (Spain), Stylianos Togias (Greece), Carlos Vaquero Patricio (Spain), Imanol Gómez (Spain), Adrian Mateo (Spain), Andres Bucci (Venezuela), Felix Tutzer (Germany), Alvaro Sarasua (Spain), Jorge García (Spain).

27 Sep 2010 - 09:53 | view
Jordi Bonada wins a price for his PhD thesis
Jordi Bonada has been awarded a price of the Board of Trustees of the UPF dedicated to promote the knowledge transfer within the members of the university. The price is in the category of recent PhD thesis with big knowledge transfer potential. Jordi's thesis was on "Voice Processing and Synthesis by Performance Sampling and Spectral Models" and was carried out in the context of a long lasting collaboration with the company Yamaha.
25 Sep 2010 - 18:12 | view