On June and July, PHENICX was present in two interesting (and somehow related) events: the International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO) at IRCAM and the 14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) at Goldsmiths.
Although they are not directly related to classical music, they are interesting for the project as they both deal with the use of body motion (and in the case of NIME, any kind of input) to control musical interfaces. In PHENICX, we are interested in providing users with interesting, intuitive and expressive ways of controlling classical music performances. With that in mind, we recorded and analyzed the movement of different subjects while conducting different musical excerpts. In these events, Álvaro Sarasúa (ESMUC - UPF) presented the conclusions of this study, available in two publications:
Á. Sarasúa and E. Guaus, “Dynamics in Music Conducting: A Computational Comparative Study Among Subjects”, in Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, London, United Kingdom, 2014.
Á. Sarasúa and E. Guaus, “Beat Tracking from Conducting Gestural Data: A Multi-Subject Study”, in Proceedings of the 2014 International Workshop on Movement and Computing, Paris, France, 2014.
These two events were a great opportunity to learn from the community and to share what PHENICX can bring to these fields, which many times seem to be focused on only contemporary music styles.