|What and why...|
The idea to create
this group grew out of discussions we had with different researchers and
performers/composers during the ICMC'97 at Thessaloniki- Greece and the
"KANSEI - The Technology of Emotion" workshop at Genova - Italy, in September/October
We had started a similar group
at IRCAM during Spring of 1997, stemming from the inital research interests
of Butch Rovan, a composer doing a 2 year stage at IRCAM, Marcelo M. Wanderley,
a PhD candidate in the Analysis/Synthesis Team, and Shlomo Dubnov, a post-doctoral
researcher also at IRCAM in the Analysis/Synthesis Team. Through the course
of the year, many other researchers and composers at IRCAM have joined
the group: Marc Battier, Suguru Goto, Alexander Michalic, and others. We
also benefited from the initial support of Philippe Depalle, Marie-Helene
Serra, and Hugues Vinet.
Since the symposium "Les Nouveaux Gestes
de la Musique" held in Marseille in April, 1997, and later at the ICMC
and KANSEI conferences, we noticed a great deal of interest from other
researchers in this field. Realizing that we could all benefit from an
international exchange of ideas and resources, we decided to start a new
website that would serve as a repository of basic information and links
to the different aspects of gestural research applied to musical purposes.
Different web pages have already been established and are a valuable
online source of information in other aspects of gestures, such as sign
language, Human-Computer Interaction, Haptic devices, etc. But apart from
the webpage of Axel Mulder, we were not able to find other internet references
specifically covering gesture and music.
We therefore invite anyone interested in this subject to take part in
Paris, October 30th, 1997.
Marcelo M. Wanderley and Joseph Butch Rovan
Initial participants at IRCAM:
|Other Interesting People and Institutions|
Claude Cadoz at ACROE, Grenoble - France.
If you would like to be involved in this group, send us an email!
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