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Participation to IDC2010 in Barcelona

Oscar Mayor presents an article on KaleiVoiceCope at the International Conference on Interaction Design and Children that takes place in Barcelona from June 9th to the 12th 2010. The Conference is organized by people from the UPF.

7 Jun 2010 - 14:09 | view
Phonos: Audiovisual and Musical Grants for Young Creators
The Phonos Foundation offers grants to young creators. The deadline for applications is June 20th 2010.
7 Jun 2010 - 12:54 | view
Phonos Concert: ESMUC Laptop Orchestra
On Tuesday 1st of June 2010 at 19:30h in the Espai Polivalent of the Tànger Building, Phonos Foundation organizes a concert by the ESMUC Laptop Orchestra.
25 May 2010 - 13:20 | view
Phonos Concert: Claudio Nervi - David Dalmazzo
On Thursday 6th of May 2010 at 19:30h on the Espai Polivalent of the Tànger Building, Phonos Foundation organizes a concert with pieces by Claudio Nervi and by David Dalmazzo.
29 Apr 2010 - 14:14 | view
Research internship at the MTG
The MTG offers a part-time research internship (beca de colaboración) for a period of six months to work within a research project dedicated to the development of an educational web portal of classical music (

The goal of the internship is to build a music visualization system within a web infrastructure. The system should automatically generate a video from an audio recording based on a set of descriptors which are automatically computed with MTG technologies. These descriptors are related to the score of the piece and the instruments playing it. This video should be shown on the web, but the generation of the video could be performed off-line. (References: Music Animation Machine, MAM Player)

The internship is for 3 hours a day and a salary of 450€/month. Interested students should send their CV to alba [dot] rosado [at] upf [dot] edu
15 Apr 2010 - 13:07 | view
Xavier Serra at Music Meets Science Festival
Xavier Serra gives a talk on "Understanding musical performance gestures" a the Music Meets Science Festival that takes place in Zutphen (Netherlands) from the 16th to the 18th of April 2010.
14 Apr 2010 - 10:00 | view
Sergi Jordà at CHI 2010
Sergi Jordà gives a demo of the Reactable and participates in a Panel at CHI 2010, conference that takes place in Atlanta, USA, from the 10th to the 15th of April 2010.
14 Apr 2010 - 09:53 | view
Chapter in book on Music Information Retrieval

J. Serrà, E. Gómez and P. Herrera have contributed with a chapter on audio cover identification in a book on Music Information Retrieval published by Springer-Verlag.


13 Apr 2010 - 12:08 | view
Article in Journal of New Music Research
An article has been published in the Journal of New Music Research with some of the results of the current PhD work by F. Fuhrmann:
13 Apr 2010 - 11:54 | view
SALERO project finishes succesfully
The, succesful, final review of SALERO took place at EUROFORUM, Luxemburg on March 26th & 27th, 2010. SALERO, Semantic AudiovisuaL Entertainment Reusable Objects, started in January 2006 and ended in December 2009.

SALERO was an European Project financed by the European Union under the Information Society Technologies Programme FP-027122 that aimed at making cross media-production for games, movies and broadcast faster, better and cheaper by combining computer graphics, language technology, semantic technologies as well as content based search and retrieval.

The main contributions of the MTG were:

- At the first part of the project, MTG was in charge of developing a sound annotation tool based in the essentia/GAIA technologies, an online  web page allowed the user to browse sound effects from a large database where the sounds were automatically annotated and the user was able to add more tags to the sounds or to search for similar sounds based on a content based search and retrieval technology or based on a semantic network (wordnet) and ontologies using the sound annotations.

- At the second part of the project, MTG developed the intelligent authoring tools which consisted in first,a set of VST plug-ins implementing existing MTG’s audio transformation technologies that were developed further during the project, and then the implementation of these technologies as web services for better and easier integration with other SALERO partners.
30 Mar 2010 - 18:33 | view