News and Events

Seminar by Ajay Kapur on 21st Century Raga

On Tuesday June 14th 2011 at 15:30h in room 55.309, Jay Kapur, from California Institute of the Arts, will give a lecture on "21st Century Raga: Digitizing North Indian Music".

Abstract: This presentation describes methods for digitizing, analyzing, preserving and extending North Indian Classical Music. Custom built controllers, influenced by the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Community, serve as new interfaces to gather musical gestures from a performing artist. Modified tabla, dholak, and sitar will be described. Experiments using Wearable sensors to capture ancillary gestures of a human performer will also be discussed. A brief history through the world of Musical Robotics will be followed by an introduction to the MahaDeviBot, a 12-armed solenoid-based drummer used to accompany a live sitar player. Presentation is full of video examples showing evolution of the body of work in the laboratory to the live performance stage. 

10 Jun 2011 - 12:59 | view
Phonos: Acousmatic Concert
On Wednesday June 8th 2011 at 19:30h, Phonos organizes an Acousmatic concert with an "Orchestra of speakers" in the Espai Polivalent.
3 Jun 2011 - 14:26 | view
Defense of PhD proposals
In the next few days there will be the public defense of the PhD thesis proposals of some of the first year PhD students of the MTG.

June 2nd 2011 (Thursday) room 55.410
9:30h Frederic Font: "Extending Sound Sample Descriptions through the Extraction of Community Knowledge to Support Online Musical Creativity" (Thesis advisor: Xavier Serra)
10:15h Panagiotis Papiotis: "Modeling performance space interdependences for musical ensembles" (Thesis advisor: Esteban Maestre)

June 3rd 2011 (Friday) room 55.410
16:45h Sebastián Mealla: "Physiology-driven Tangible Objects for Music Collaboration in a Multimodal Tabletop Interface" (Thesis advisor: Sergi Jordà)
17:30h Mathieu Bosi: "Beyond The 2D Surface Of The Reactable" (Thesis advisor: Sergi Jordà)

June 21st 2011 (Tuesday) room 55.410
10:00h Marco Marchini: "Analysis of Structure in Ensemble String Performance: from Multi-Modal Data to High-Level Performance Parameters" (Thesis advisor: Esteban Maestre)

31 May 2011 - 17:16 | view
Phonos: Concert at Ateneu Barcelonès
Phonos is organizing a concert by Harry Sparnaay and Jean Pierre Dupuy at the Auditorium of the Ateneu Barcelonès on the 27th of May, 2011 at 20:00h.
24 May 2011 - 16:04 | view
Phonos: SonoCromatic Concert
On Thursday May 19th 2011 at 19:30 in the Sala Polivalent, Phonos organizes a concert by Neil Harbisson.
17 May 2011 - 08:28 | view
Phonos: Audiovisual Instalation
On Wednesday May 18th 2011 at 19:30 in the Sala Polivalent, Phonos organizes the presentation of an Audiovisual Instalation by Arnau Sala Soler and Paco Ruiz.
16 May 2011 - 04:59 | view
Phonos: Acousmatic Concert
Acousmatic Concert organized by Phonos on May 13th 2011, Friday, at 19:30h in the Espai Polivalent.
9 May 2011 - 10:17 | view
Phonos: Music grants for young creators
Phonos has published the call for Music grants 2011 for young creators. The deadline is June 12th 2011.
29 Apr 2011 - 12:51 | view
AureaLabs initiative on voice technologies awarded in VALORTEC contest

A team of MTG researchers (Jordi Bonada, Merlijn Blaauw, Jordi Janer and Oscar Mayor) participated in the VALORTEC Contest on Business Initiatives organized by ACC1Ò. The goal of the participation, which started last November, was to develop a business plan for a spin-off company specialized on voice technologies.

The final event of the VALORTEC contest took place this week, where this initiative, named "Aurea Labs", was awarded with the second prize and an additional prize by the CINC business center.

29 Apr 2011 - 09:55 | view
Music Hack Day in Barcelona

Music Hack Day Barcelona, jointly organized by the MTG-UPF and Sónar, will be a satellite event of the Sónar PRO 2011 festival, held at the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Center (CCCB) on the 16th and 17th of June, 2011.

Music Hack Day is a session of hacking in which participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects: music + software + mobile + hardware + art + the web. Anything goes as long as it's music related!

In this Music Hack Day we will put a special emphasis on involving the artists community. If you are an artist and love creativity, culture and technology, please join us!!



28 Apr 2011 - 04:33 | view