Sound Science, Sound Experience
During the past five decades, the domain of Music Acoustics has widened from studies of the acoustics of musical instruments and voice, including basic elements of musical perception and performance, to investigations of how humans experience and interact with sounds and music. Increasingly, the knowledge is put into industrial, societal and psychological perspectives. The age-old dream of bridging science and art has found new and bountiful ground in the field of Sound and Music Computing.
Sound and Music Computing Research Group (aka Music Acoustics)
SMC Summer School Chair: Roberto Bresin
SMC 2013: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: KTH Campus
The main theme for the Sound and Music Computing Summer School 2013 is "Music and Emotion".
The school will include lectures by:
Prof. Mari Tervaniemi, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
Topic: Music therapy
Bruno L Giordano, University of Glasgow, UK
Topics: Evaluation methods in sonic interaction / Brain imaging and sound perception
Prof. Tuomas Eerola, Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Topic: Music and emotion
Dr Emilia Gomez, UPF, Barcelona, Spain
Topic: Music information retrieval (MIR) / Music avatars
Anders Friberg, KTH School of Computer Science and Communication, SMC group
Topic: MIR / Emotions
Ylva Fernaeus, KTH School of Computer Science and Communication, IxD group
Topic: Interaction design / Smart interfaces
Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen, KTH School of Computer Science and Communication, SMC group
Topic: Music and sound interaction, and special needs
Projects Students attending the summer school will work in groups of about 5 people on a project in the fields of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) and/or music interaction. Tools used during the school will include motion capture systems, brain activity scanning devices, specialized toolkits and SDKs.
If you are:
- enrolled in a PhD program in design, computer science, media technology, engineering, psychology, music technology, or computer music,
- desiring to learn more about music and the brain, music and emotion, music information retrieval, and music and interaction,
- eager to explore the potential of music in the design of new interactive applications based on emotions,
- interested in the development of new methods and models for music information retrieval,
- work under the guidance of expert instructors and tutors,
- excited about the inspiring and interdisciplinary environment of KTH in Stockholm,
Maximum 20 selected participants will be notified by April 21th, 2013.
The cost of attending the summer school, including lectures, training sessions, laboratory material, lunches and coffee breaks is 200€.
The school offers 3 ECTS of credits.
The summer school will include a visit to the exhibition “Music and Emotions” at Tom Tits Experiment, previously exhibited at the Montreal Science Centre.
All the projects realized during the summer school will be presented at “Music and Emotions”.