展示会のお知らせ – AZIMUTH: SOUND/IMAGE

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AZIMUTH: SOUND/IMAGE

The exhibition explores the creative tension and interplay between Sound and Image. The works showcased engage with possible ways of narration whether guided or enhanced, altered or disrupted through the Sound/Image interface or explored solely through a sense of hearing or a sense of sight.

Curatorial team: Katarzyna Kosmala and Kumiko Kushiyama

Gocen

In both childhood and adulthood, training is necessary to read music scores, which sometimes makes music composition and performance difficult to learn and enjoy. In this research, we proposed a system that enables users to play their own handwritten musical notation by using our intuitive musical interface.

Since the 1960s, Optical Music Recognition (OMR) has become established in the field of printed scores. Recently, Yamamoto proposed an interactive musical system that directly utilizes printed music scores as an instrument using matching keypoints. However, little research on handwritten notation has been done, nor on interactive systems for OMR. Therefore we created a system that combines notating with performing in order to make music more intuitive as a way to assist those learning how to read and write musical scores.

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Papers

  • Tetsuaki Baba, Yuya Kikukawa, Kumiko Kushiyama, Gocen: Appropriating Simplified Handwritten Notation as a Musical Interface, Journal of Asia Digital Art and Design Association, ADADA, Vol.18, No.1, 2014 [PDF]
  • 馬場哲晃,菊川裕也,串山久美子,青木允,簡易な手書き譜面を利用した演奏システム Gocen の設計,情報処理学会論文誌,一般社団法人情報処理学会,Vol.54, No.4, pp.1327–1337, 2013-4 [PDF]

ADADA Japan 2015 conference

We attended ADADA 2015 Japan conference at Musashino Art University and did over 10 presentations. Fortunately we got 3 prizes at the conference.

ADADA Japan 2015

■ADADA Japan 2015 学生研究奨励賞(学生を対象とした賞)
◎集団行動をシミュレートする子供向け玩具の研究
首都大学東京 庭田 凪沙
首都大学東京 馬場 哲晃

ADADA Japan 2015 研究奨励賞(一般研究者を対象とした賞)
◎手書き入力インタフェースを用いた日用品デバイスへの応用とそのプロトタイピング
首都大学東京 馬場 哲晃
首都大学東京 Paul Haimes

◎プロジェクションマッピング技術を用いた物理的空間に溶け込むインフォグラフィックスの開発
大妻女子大学 中野 希大
首都大学東京 渡辺 真太郎

We launched a startup company

Orphe from no new folk studio on Vimeo.

Yuya (Doctoral course) and Takaharu (Alumni) launched a startup company.
The company name is No New Folk. They are now under the DMM Akihabara group. Their first product is “Orphe”, which is a smart-shoes system designed for performance that functions both as a customizable lighting system and a musical instrument/audio-visual controller.

They have already succeeded to be funded on Indigogo.

Orphe

Orphe is a smart-shoes system designed for performance that functions both as a customizable lighting system and a musical instrument/audio-visual controller. The sole of each shoe contains advanced motion sensors, around 100 full-color, serially-controlled LEDs, and a wireless module (patent pending). This technology allows users to intuitively express themselves in new and interesting ways by freely mapping interactions between their movements and light and sound. We also provide a system that makes it easy for users to share the assets they’ve created online, and we hope to grow a community of artists and performers working in different media and genres who can take inspiration from each other’s use of Orphe hardware and applications.

Nakanisynth

従来のシンセサイザは演奏に用いるパラメータが多いため、そのインタフェースが複雑になりがちです。そこで、多くのパラメータを調節する代わりに、ユーザが波形を手描きすることで音を奏でられるシンセサイザアプリケーション”NAKANISYNTH”を開発しました。NAKANISYNTHでは、音の一周期分の波形とエンベロープカーブの2つの波形を描いて音を生成します。この2つの波形の組み合わせによって多様な音を演奏できます。また、手書きした波形を編集しながら演奏できるので、音の波形とその聞こえ方にも役立つインタフェースにもなっています。

NAKANISYNTH is a synthesizer application that allows users to produce sound loops by freehand drawing sound waves and envelope curves. Since the only input required involves drawing two waveforms, users can easily produce various sounds intuitively without complex manipulation. This application has a keyboard where users can edit waveforms and make sounds simultaneously. Therefore, it is easy for the user to understand the relationship between a waveform and the sound it produces.


Paper

  • Kyosuke NAKANISHI, Tsubasa YOHA, Paul HAIMES, Tetsuaki BABA, Kumiko KUSHIYAMA, NAKANISYNTH: A Freehand Drawing Waveform Synthesizer, ID:110, Art Paper, 12th International Conference for Asia Digital Art and Design,15-16 November, 2014 [PDF]