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MaD — Mapping by Demonstration for Continuous Sonification

24 Mar , 2015   Gallery

MaD allows for simple and intuitive design of continuous sonic gestural interaction. The motion-sound mapping is automatically learned by the system when movement and sound examples are jointly recorded. In particular, our applications focus on using vocal sounds – recorded while performing action, – as primary material for interaction design. The system integrates of specific probabilistic models with hybrid sound synthesis models. Importantly, the system is independent to the type of motion/gesture sensing devices, and can directly accommodate the use different sensors such as, cameras, contact microphones, and inertial measurement units. The application concerns performing arts, gaming but also medical applications such auditory-aided rehabilitation. More…

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Five Out of Six by Christopher Trapani wins ICMC 2014 Best Piece Award

28 Sep , 2014  

The piece Five Out of Six by Christopher Trapani for small ensemble and electronics won the the ICMC 2014 Best Piece Award (Americas).

The piece makes extensive use of CataRT to play precise microtonal chords with lively timbres More…

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CataRT

4 Mar , 2014  

The concatenative real-time sound synthesis system CataRT plays grains from a large corpus of segmented and descriptor-analysed sounds according to proximity to a target position in the descriptor space. This can be seen as a content-based extension to granular synthesis providing direct access to specific sound characteristics. More…

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CataRT as an Instrument

8 Jul , 2012   Video

Since about 5 years, CataRT is used extensively as a performance instrument by a growing number of  musicians, and has stabilised and been tried and tested in many performances.  This is why the Inventor Composer Coaction call for new instruments was a welcome occasion to present this instrument to a wider audience, and to advance towards a systematic assessment of how to play and compose with CataRT.

To this end, the CataRT as an Instrument page collects the links to sound and video examples demonstrating CataRT as an expressive performance instrument. More…

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CataRT selected for Inventor Composer Coaction

11 Feb , 2012  

CataRT has been chosen out of 29 submissions of new musical instruments by 2 upcoming composers within the Inventor Composer Coaction.  Jessica Aslan and Christos Michalakos will both write a piece for CataRT and the Red Note ensemble, to be premiered May 9 in Edinburgh.

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