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Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Frédéric Bevilacqua, IRCAM (France)
Baptiste Caramiaux, McGill University (Canada) and IRCAM (France)

Mr. Bevilacqua and Mr. Caramiaux will present an overview of research on movement and sound interaction reporting on experiments in music performance, sonic interaction design, and motor cognition. Early works on augmented musical instruments developed in collaboration with composers will be discussed and demonstrated. This research has led the team to explore novel interaction designs with digital sounds through tangible interfaces and participatory methodologies. This research advocates for a computational design approach involving physical models, probabilistic models and data-driven machine learning algorithms. Current work involves exploring the use of these methods to analyze motor learning and control in music performance with applications in rehabilitation and pedagogy.

Frédéric Bevilacqua is the head of the Sound Music Movement Interaction team at IRCAM in Paris. His research concerns the modeling and the design of interactions between movement and sound, and the development of gesture-based interactive systems. He holds a master degree in physics and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Optics from EPFL in Lausanne. He also studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (1992-93) and has participated in different music and media arts projects. From 1999 to 2003 he was a researcher at the Beckman Laser Institute at the University of California Irvine. In 2003 he joined IRCAM as a researcher on gesture analysis for music and performing arts.

Baptiste Caramiaux is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at McGill University (Canada) and IRCAM (France). His work focuses on new ways to interact with machines through movements by leveraging on machine learning algorithms and motor cognition. He has conducted post-doctoral research at Goldsmiths University of London, and research consultancy for the London-based music startup Mogees. Baptiste holds a PhD in Computer Science from University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) and IRCAM.

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