Fuga Perpetua

May 16, 2016 - Performances

Tychonas Michailidis, a research assistant at Integra Lab, has been working the last few months on the realisation of the audio for the icon-sonic opera by Yuval Avital “Fuga Perpetua”. This work has been partially funded by the AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund The premier of the piece took place in Teatro Comunale “L. Pavarotti” Modena, […]

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Towards grabbing and throwing sounds away

May 6, 2016 - MyoMapper

Over the last year, I’ve been working on the development of an interactive audio spatialiser designed to move a vocal sound during musical performance. I tried to solve this problem by empowering the user to position the sound within an acoustic space through orienting the arm in that position (read more about it). It was just a starting point towards […]

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Transforming Transformation: “conclusions and future work”

May 4, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

Our AHRC Digital Transformations project “Transforming Transformation” officially finished last week, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts about how the project went and what our future directions might be. The aim of the project was to initiate a new human-centred approach to sound transformation that departs from existing approaches by allowing musicians and […]

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MiXD website now online

May 3, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

As part of the final phase of our AHRC Digital Transformations we’re organising a national symposium on Music Interaction Design (MiXD). At the symposium we will present our own Transforming Transformation project, which will sit alongside other former AHRC Digital Transformations project as well as a range of talks and demos from academia and industry. […]

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Music Gesture Beatbox

April 29, 2016 - MyoMapper

Music Gesture Beatbox is a project born from a collaboration between Balandino and Grace Savage, who will be performing at MTFBerlin existing and new material using the outcome of Balandino Di Donato’s research on gestural control to manipulate lighting states, visual projection and sound FX via loop station and a dedicated piece of software. The aim […]

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MiXD videos now available

April 25, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

The videos from our MiXD symposium are now available via the following link. The symposium was huge success and featured a presentation of our final AHRC Digital Transformations system (Integra Forms) as well as our Transforming Transformation artistic commission alongside a range of other talks and demos including two former AHRC Digital Transformations award holders.

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ICLI Paper accepted

April 18, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

Our paper titled ‘Approaches to Visualising the Spatial Position of Sound-objects’ has been accepted for publication as a paper and demo at the International Conference on Live Interfaces. The paper, brings together research conducted to-date as part of our AHRC-funded Transforming Transformation project, a collaboration with Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studios and immersive […]

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esthesis: performance at MiXD

March 17, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

As part of our AHRC Digital Transformations project “Transforming Transformation” we commissioned a new artistic work to explore the concept of transforming sound through touch-free interaction within a creative context. To say we are delighted with the results would be an understatement! esthesis, the new system and work by composer and sound artist James Dooley […]

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Exploring Live Sound Spatialisation Using Gestural Control

March 8, 2016 - MyoMapper

Source: MyoDevelopers blog, written by Elaine – Marketing at Thalmic Labs Hi Myo community, My name is Balandino Di Donato and I’m a PhD student at Integra Lab (BCU), where HCI (Human Computer Interaction), design and audio signal elaboration coexist to create new musical experiences. My work explores ways to map beatboxers’ gestures into features […]

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EVA paper accepted

February 25, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

Our paper titled ‘Approaches to Visualising the Spatial Position of Sound-objects’ has been accepted for publication as a paper and demo at EVA London 2016. The paper, which draws heavily on research conducted as part of our AHRC-funded Transforming Transformation project explores ways in which sound spatial location and spatial trajectories can visualised in a […]

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MyoMapper stable release

February 17, 2016 - MyoMapper

After a long period spent testing MyoMapper 0.1, here is the stable release. Please DOWNLOAD it and let me know how it goes. Here you can find all info to get started with it. For any issue, please feel free to drop me a message. Thanks to all users who tested it so far! Below […]

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Keynote confirmed for MiXD symposium

February 12, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

In order to greatly extend the final workshop of our AHRC Digital Transformations project we’ve decided to host a national symposium on Music Interaction Design (MiXD). We’re now delighted to announce that Jason Mesut has confirmed will be delivering the Keynote address. Jason is a professional user experience and interaction design consultant with a lifelong […]

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Transforming Transformation Experiment 4

January 25, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

This is the fourth experiment in a 1-year AHRC Digital Transformations project run jointly between Birmingham Conservatoire’s Integra Lab and Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studios. The project explores new ways of positioning sound in space using touch-free interaction. In this experiment we use the Microsoft Kinect as a motion capture device, enabling sounds […]

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Adding vibrotactile feedback

January 20, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

One of the findings from our first round of tests for the system we have developed for our AHRC Digital Transformations project “Transforming Transformation” is that users have difficulty precisely grabbing an object within a virtual 3D environment if they only have visual feedback to guide them. The final phase of the project will therefore […]

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Artistic commission

January 11, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

We’re pleased to announce that composer and sound artist James Dooley has accepted the artistic commission for our AHRC-funded Transforming Transformation project (working title “Integra Forms”). The aim of the project is to develop new ways of transforming sound through touch-free interaction. An important element of the project is an artistic commission allowing the project […]

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Initial test results

December 3, 2015 - Transforming Transformation

We have now completed the first round of testing on the system we’ve been developing for our AHRC Digital Transformations “Transforming Transformation” project. Full results will be available in due course through peer-reviewed publication, but in summary we conducted a system usability and user experience (UX) study involving 14 participants from target user groups. The […]

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Transforming Transformation at Music Tech Fest

September 19, 2015 - Transforming Transformation

Today I demo’d the first prototype of our 3D Sound Transformation system at Music Tech Fest Central in Ljubljana. The system-in-progress, has been given the working title “Integra Forms” on account of our aim to enable sound to be transformed (or formed) in space as though it is an invisible 3D object. I gave some […]

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Transforming Transformation experiment 3

September 16, 2015 - Transforming Transformation

This is the third experiment in a 1-year AHRC Digital Transformations project run jointly between Birmingham Conservatoire’s Integra Lab and Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studios. The project explores new ways of positioning sound in space using touch-free interaction. In this experiment we use the Microsoft Kinect as a motion capture device, enabling sounds […]

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The Integra Lab welcomes Niccolò Granieri

September 15, 2015 - Other

Integra Lab welcomes Niccolo Granieri. Niccolò will be joining us as a research intern working across a range of projects including module development for Integra Live and research into new technologies for touch-free 3D interaction with virtual environments. Aa recent graduate of Conservatorio di musica Giuseppe Tartini in Trieste, Niccolò has a strong background in […]

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