Seminar at CIRMMT

The CIRMMT is the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, housed at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. This seminar was a review of past work in movement-computer interaction and how this research led to the MIM project.

Details can be found on the CIRMMT website :

Abstract of the talk

Technology-mediated music performance has long explored the potential of motion interfaces for enhancing musical expression. However designing expressive interactions based on these interfaces and the performer’s skills remains a difficult task because it involves complex and multifaceted motion variability.
In my talk, I will present the various facets of motion variability in music performance and propose a computational approach based on probabilistic modelling and human-centred machine learning. I will present proofs of concept developed and evaluated in the lab, as well as show real world artistic applications and implementation in consumer device product. Finally, I will introduce a more theoretical perspective explored in my current research project at McGill University, funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions, examining computations underlying sensorimotor learning in music performance, and its impact to enhanced motion interaction.

Musical Gesture Workshop

We participated at a piano & gesture capture workshop at the GREAM, Groupe de Recherches Expérimentales sur l’Acte Musical, at Strasbourg University.

The workshop was organised by Pavlos Antoniadis, musician and researcher, and included presentations and hands-on session by Andrew McPherson, Frédéric Bevilacqua and myself. I presented computational tools for complex data analysis.

Here is a more detailed post about the event: