ICMC 2006 – Tuesday 7 (Day 2)

Interesting things from ICMC 2006 day 2:

Tim Place presented Jamoma.

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Golan Levin presented a very interesting project on spectrographic performance, where a large table with a projected image is “scanned” sequentially and synthesized as a frequency spectrum. So the table would serve as a performance space where physical objects could be moved around to create various rhythmic patterns and timbres.

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Masatoshi Hamanaka (JST, Tokyo) held a great presentation of a spatialization project were the user wears headpones with orientation sensors, and can listen to various instruments in a mix by turning around and holding a hand close to the ear. The video he showed was great, so I hope he will put it online.

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Woon Seung Yeo (CCRMA) had a poster about BRBI, a music ball for controlling sounds. The coolest part of this was that it is based on witilt a ready-made 3D-accelerometer with bluetooth connectivity.

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Hans Tutschku (HUSEAC, Harvard) played Das bleierne klaver for piano and electronics. His technique of adding massive textures to single note attacks was very interesting.

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In between the concerts, people enjoyed the nice weather outside the auditorium.

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Ajay Kapur (MISTIC, Victoria) showed an augmented sitar and a four headed drumming robot.

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There were some interesting pieces during the evening concert:

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Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.