Piano Study Pilot

Last weekend, I dragged 4 pianists into the Sonic Lab to play in a pilot for a study on discrimination of expressive intent by motion and EMG data, with Cavan Fyans, Javier Jaimovich and Nick Gillian. We inaugurated the MuSE group’s new Qualisys system and figured out how to sync audio, video, EMG and motion capture data via SMPTE. Desperately required: omnidirectional infrared light source.

Frankenstein at the piano

Playing with Constraint

Robin Fencott and Rachel Oxley at QMUL created a video piece that asked performers to use a plastic cup as a musical instrument, in response to our NIME 2010 paper.