Unfolding | Clusters is a music and visual media installation modeled from published scientific data related to the pathophysiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The work aims to create an engaging multimodal experience useful for raising awareness in the greater public about the disease and its scientific process. This paper describes the motivation behind the adoption of a musification approach and the musical criteria applied to the data mapping process. Details regarding the mapping structure are illustrated in relation to the different phases of the progress of the disease. The results are then discussed, noting that adopting a musification approach not only helped in obtaining a more engaging audience experience but also in providing expressive solutions that would be useful for modeling other complex biomedical data and processes.
From June 30 to July 3 I’ll be at NIME, the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, which is taking place at Goldsmiths, University of London.
On thursday I’ll be presenting with Rodrigo Schramm a poster entitled “Use of Body Motion to Enhance Traditional Musical Instruments: A Multimodal Embodied Approach to Gesture Mapping, Composition and Performance”
The whole programme is really good this year, see you there!
On 16th and 17th I’ll be at Ircam in Paris for MOCO’14 – International Workshop on Movement and Computing.
I’m presenting a paper co-written with Rodrigo Schramm entitled Gesture in performance with traditional musical instruments and electronics – Use of embodied music cognition and multimodal motion capture to design gestural mapping strategies, which will be soon available for download through the ACM Conference Proceedings Series.
Unfolding | Clusters: a music and visual media model of ALS pathophysiology at UCLA Art | Sci Center
Federico Visi, Giovanni Dothel, Duncan Williams
June 3rd, 5pm, UCLA Art | Sci Center, CNSI building, Room 5419 Info: (+1) 3102661557
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases, it is characterized by progressive degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons of the spinal cord.
This interdisciplinary project presents a way of employing music and immersive media in order to illustrate the biomolecular processes behind the progress of ALS and thus help raise awareness in the greater public.
This work is an international collaboration between the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, the Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Università di Bologna, Italy, and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, Plymouth University, UK.
Supported by the Santander Postgraduate Internationalisation Scholarship.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) – Plymouth University – http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk
UCLA Art | Sci Center – http://artsci.ucla.edu
The project started on the 15th September when two artists from Beirut (Rabee Kiwan, painter and Ayman Nahle, video maker) arrived in Faenza to work with us on a live multimedia performance.
My role in it is to design the sound of the performance and to find ways of interaction across the different media involved.
This Saturday, 5th October, the results of the first three weeks of work will debut at MIC – Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza with two shows, at 19.00 and 20.00.
Following that, In_Ocula will hold workshops for the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and perform CrAcK once again there.
This weekend I’ll be attending the Wireless sensing for music, environments, and performance with Sense/Stage workshop at STEIM in Amsterdam.
Sense/Stage is a low cost, open source wireless sensor infrastructure for live performance and interactive, real-time environments.
STEIM is the STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music, an independent electronic music center unique in its dedication to live performance. The foundation’s artistic and technical departments support an international community of performers, musicians, and visual artists, to develop unique instruments for their work.
“Ricordo Isocrono” è una performance musicale e visiva pensata appositamente per uno degli spazi di Festival Frattale.
Un set di musica elettroacustica si intreccia ad immagini di un recente passato che trovano una nuova isocronia con l’atto performativo, nel qui e ora.
Le componenti visive, sonore e spaziali si sovrappongono, sostenute da una tela di rimandi narrativi e gestuali.
Mercoledì 29/5/2013. Ravenna, Vicolo Violino 20.
Inizio ore 20.30. Evento Facebook
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