Musikk og bevegelseMy Norwegian-language textbook “Musikk og bevegelse” (“Music and Movement”) gives an introduction to theory and methods related to the emerging field of music and body movement.




Ten selected publications:

  • Jensenius, A. R., Bjerkestrand, K. A. V., and Johnson, V. (2014). How still is still? Exploring standstill for artistic applications. International Journal of Arts and Technology, 7(2). (PDF) This paper presents a quantitative study of the micromovement patterns observed in 38 recording sessions of three persons standing still 10 minutes at a time.
  • Jensenius, A. R., and R. I. Godøy (2013). Sonifying the shape of human body motion using motiongrams. Empirical Musicology Review, 7(3). (PDF) This paper presents the sonomotiongram technique, based on sonifying motiongrams through an “inverse-FFT” process, and gives examples of how this method can help in “listening” to music-related body motion.
  • Jensenius, A. R. (2013). An action–sound approach to teaching interactive music.Organised Sound, 18(2):178–189. (PDF) This paper further develops my theory on action-sound couplings, and how this approach has been used as the starting point for the development of the undergraduate course in Interactive Music.
  • Jensenius, A. R. (2013). Some video abstraction techniques for displaying body movement in analysis and performance. Leonardo, 46(1):53–60. (PDF) This paper summarises almost ten years of research on visualisation of movement from regular video recordings, including motiongrams and motion history images.
  • Jensenius, A. R. and V. Johnson (2012). Performing the electric violin in a sonic space. Computer Music Journal, 36(4):28–39. (PDF) This paper presents the piece Transformation for electric violin and live electronics, and the video-based analysis system and sound synthesis/spatialisation setup developed for the piece.
  • Jensenius, A. R., K. Nymoen, S. A. Skogstad, and A. Voldsund (2012). A study of the noise-level in two infrared marker-based motion capture systems. In Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference, Copenhagen, pp. 258–263. (PDF) This paper compares the accuracy and precision of the Qualisys and Optitrack motion capture systems, both inside and outside the calibrated volume.
  • Jensenius, A. R., K. T. Innervik, and I. Frounberg (2010). Evaluating the subjective effects of microphone placement on glass instruments. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces For Musical Expression, Sydney, pp. 208–211. (PDF) This paper presents a systematic study of how microphone placement alters the recorded sound of a musical glass bowl instrument.
  • Jensenius, A. R., M. M. Wanderley, R. I. Godøy and M. Leman (2010). Concepts and methods in research on music-related gestures. In Godøy, R. I. and M. Leman (eds.), Musical Gestures: Sound, Movement, and Meaning. pp. 12–35. New York: Routledge. (PDF) This book chapter is a literature review of the term “gesture” and its use in musicology, linguistics and human-computer interaction.
  • Jensenius, A. R., T. Kvifte, and R. I. Godøy (2006). Towards a gesture description interchange format. InProceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces For Musical Expression, Paris, pp. 176–179. IRCAM. (PDF) This paper introduces a strategy for structuring music-related body movement in the proposed Gesture Desription Interchange Format.
  • Jensenius, A. R., R. Koehly, and M. M. Wanderley (2006). Building low-cost music controllers. In R. Kronland-Martinet, T. Voinier, and S. Ystad (eds.), CMMR 2005, LNCS 3902, pp. 123–129. Berlin: Springer. (PDF) This paper presents Cheapstick, a 10-euro digital musical instrument built with a hacked game controller and home-made paper sensors.

Alexander Refsum Jensenius