Last week I was in Belfast for the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2008). The conference was hosted by SARC, and it was great to finally be able to see (and hear!) the sonic lab which they have installed in their new building.
I was involved in two papers, the first one being a Jamoma-related paper called “Flexible Control of Composite Parameters in Max/MSP” (PDF) written by Tim Place, Trond Lossius, Nils Peters and myself. Below is a picture of Trond giving the presentation. The main point of the paper is that we suggest that parameters should have properties and methods. This is both a general suggestion, and a specific one which we have started implementing in Jamoma using OSC.
The second paper was called “A Multilayered GDIF-Based Setup for Studying Coarticulation in the Movements of Musicians” (PDF) and was written by Kristian Nymoen, Rolf Inge Godøy and myself. This was a presentation of how we are currently using the Sound Description Interchange Format (SDIF) for the storage of GDIF data. This helps solve a number of the challenges we have previously experienced in terms of synchronisation of data, audio and video with different (and varying) sampling rates and resolution.
There are lots of more pictures from the conference on Flickr.