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Music Interaction Design (MiXD) workshop

June 6, 2017 - Other

Just back from Berklee College of Music – Valencia, where I delivered a workshop focused on Music Interaction Design using Integra Live. The workshop was aimed exploring “traditional” MIDI and latest interactive gestural devices. We looked at their usability during musical performance, limitations and how these devices enhance expressivity and the level of engagement with […]

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Integra Lab welcomes Joe Wright

May 17, 2017 - Other

Integra Lab welcomes Joe Wright. Joe will be joining us as a PhD student working across a range of projects including creating instruments with and for young people on the autistic spectrum. Joe is a professional jazz saxophone player, and uses his musical experience to inform his research. Joe has been a PhD student for the past year and is now […]

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Call for beta testers

January 9, 2017 - Other

We are currently looking for beta testers to test and evaluate MyoSpat, a creative sound spatialisation system controllable through hand gestures developed by our PhD student Balandino Di Donato. The system aims to facilitate the creative use of sound spatialisation during live musical performance through easily learned hand gestures. MyoSpat is developed using the Myo armband, Myo Mapper, […]

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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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The Integra Lab welcomes Luiz Casteloes

September 4, 2015 - Other

Integra Lab welcomes Luiz Casteloes. Luiz will be joining us as a postdoc researcher working on developing educational apps based on contemporary compositional techniques such as microtonality, sound spectra analysis, and musical grammars. Brazilian composer, professor at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (Brazil) since 2009, Luiz has a strong background in composition and education. Luiz will be […]

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Back to the future!

August 16, 2015 - Other

I’m going to travel soon for vacation and work, as every time I go somewhere. As the post’s title suggests, I’m going to talk about something which happened few months ago, yet it projected my research work further. I have been in L’Aquila last June, where with Marco Giordano I put one more time my hands […]

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Making in Bham

August 15, 2015 - Other

I’m based in Birmingham since May 2013, and everyone around me makes things and stuff. Currently, they are building in every corner of the city centre, they do indoor and outdoor exhibitions, concerts, they read in parks (unless the library is open, see the picture…………………). So, few months ago I have decided to make stuff too! Together […]

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Highlights from NIME 2015

June 4, 2015 - Other

The New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference (or NIME) is a conference that started out as a workshop at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in 2001. It’s an international conference, with approximately 250–500 attendees annually and one of the bigger music technology / computer music conferences. I presented papers at NIME […]

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The Integra Lab welcomes Balandino Di Donato

September 1, 2014 - Other

Integra Lab welcomes Balandino Di Donato. Balandino will be joining us as a PhD student, working on live sound spatialisation using gestural control. As recent graduate of Conservatorio di musica Alfredo Casella in l’Aquila, Balandino focused for his graduation on Metis, a Tangible User Interface, and various other systems. Balandino will be with the Integra Lab for the next three […]

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Incorporating-haptic-feedback-into-musical-instrument-performance

December 2, 2013 - Other

The London based company Precision Microdrives mention my work on their blog. I’ve been using their motors in my work with vibrotactile feedback. Really impressed how they encapsulate the essence of my work in a few lines “The harder you strum a guitar, the more you feel it vibrate. Similarly, kick a bass drum pedal and you’ll […]

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