News and Events

Workshop: "The Future of the computer as an instrument for musical performance"
The Music Technology Group and the Technology Department and Universitat Pompeu Fabra invite you to a one-day computer-music-performance workshop on Wednesday June 22th at 10.00 AM, in the Auditori of the Estació de França in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Passeig de Circumval·lació 8, Barcelona). There will be talks, a discussion panel and demonstrations.

Among the invited speakers are: Daniel Arfib, Sidney Fels, Güenter Geiger, Sergi Jordà, David Wessel
22 Jun 2005 - 12:54 | view
Sergi Jordà PhD thesis oral defense
The defense of the thesis, entitled “Digital Lutherie: Crafting musical computers for new musics' performance and improvisation”, will be next Tuesday 21st of June at 10.30 AM, in the Auditori of the Estació de França in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Passeig de Circumval·lació 8, Barcelona).

More info here
21 Jun 2005 - 12:50 | view
First S2S^2 Summer School

Members of the MTG participate in the summer school organized by project S2S² in Genova. This school will treat the emptiness between the Sound and the Sense, i.e. between the low level, the physical world, and the highest level, the cognition.

School website:

8 Jun 2005 - 13:51 | view
MTG collaborates in the organization of the 118th AES conference
From May 28 - 31, 2005, the European AES Pro Audio Expo & Convention will be held in the Catalan Capital Barcelona - the first time in Spain in the history of the AES! - Roger Furness, executive director of the AES, has just introduced the organizing committee for the upcoming event.

Held in the brand new CCIB (Centre Convencions International Barcelona) located near Barcelona’s amazing seafront, the convention will fill its exhibition halls and meeting rooms. As digital audio in live sound is currently one of the hottest topics discussed in Spain, visitors will benefit from the latest news on this issue provided by both Spanish and International experts. Technical Tours will lead to the places of most interest for audio engineers in the Barcelona area, such as the Opera House or the giant football stadium of the FC Barcelona. And, last but not least, the social program will benefit from Barcelona’s overwhelming opportunities to get together in a unique open-air surrounding.
28 May 2005 - 10:00 | view
Invitation to the MTG-UPF stand at the AES

The Music Technology Group of the Pompeu Fabra University invites you to visit our stand at the AES Convention in Barcelona (booth no. 4309, where we will be presenting various technologies for processing, retrieving and interacting with audio and music that we have recently developed.

Some examples of what we will show are:

  • MusicSurfer: Navigation on huge music collections using fully automatically extracted music features from the audio (no metadata or human ratings needed)
  • Vocaloid in spanish: The first spanish databases for Yamaha's singing voice synthesizer.
  • Reactable: A novel electroacoustic music instrument with a tangible user interface.

...and quite a bit more.

If you are interested in learning about these and other technologies from the MTG you can either drop by our booth.

We are looking forward to see you at the AES!

23 May 2005 - 09:16 | view
The Freesound Project
MTG is proud to announce the official opening of The Freesound Project

This project was started in the context of ICMC 2005, and is a website for exchanging creative-commons licensed audio material. If you want to know more about the project (why it was started and what it's goals are) have a look at this page:

Later this year we will announce a competition related to ICMC which will involve The Freesound Project.

10 May 2005 - 00:00 | view
MTG stand at the IST Event 2004

The MTG has a stand at the IST Event 2004. This event is held from 15-17 November 2004 in The Hague.

More information: IST Event 2004

15 Nov 2004 - 01:00 | view