Jul 28th 2017

Maria Kallionpää: “Climb!” – A Virtuoso Piece for Live Pianist, Disklavier and Interactive System (2017)

(by Maria Kallionppää) “Climb!” is an artistic research project carried out by composer and pianist Maria Kallionpää in collaboration with Mixed Reality Laboratory of Nottingham University and the Sound and…

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Apr 6th 2017

FAST in conversation with Gary Bromham, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London

1. Could you please introduce yourself? My name is Gary Bromham, I’m a Music Producer, Audio Engineer and Songwriter. I’m also a part-time PhD Researcher at Queen Mary University of…

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Apr 3rd 2017

FAST in conversation with Florian Thalmann, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary

Could you please introduce yourself? I grew up in Switzerland in a both musical and scientific environment. During my Computer Science studies at the University of Bern, I became increasingly…

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Jan 20th 2017

FAST in conversation with Adrian Hazzard, University of Nottingham

in August 2016, FAST interviewed Dr Adrian Hazzard, one of the FAST partners from Nottingham about the FAST project. Could you please introduce yourself? I’m Adrian Hazzard, a Research Fellow at…

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Dec 9th 2016

FAST in conversation with David Weigl, Oxford University

in August 2016, FAST interviewed Dr David Weigl, one of the FAST partners from the Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford University about the FAST project. 1. Could you please introduce yourself?…

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Nov 17th 2016

Mixing for mundane everyday contexts

by Sean McGrath (The University of Nottingham) Recent endeavours at the Mixed Reality Lab at Nottingham have explored the use of mixing in consumer audio. As technology becomes more pervasive,…

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Oct 28th 2016

FAST in conversation with Meinard Müller, International Audio Laboratories Erlangen

In August 2016, FAST interviewed Professor Meinard Muller, one of the partners on the FAST IMPACt project. 1. Could you please introduce yourself? After studying mathematics and theoretical computer science…

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Oct 7th 2016

FAST represented at the Audio Mostly 2016 conference

by Sean McGrath (The University of Nottingham) This week, FAST were well represented at Audio Mostly, a conference on interaction with sound in cooperation with ACM. In its tenth year…

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Sep 20th 2016

To blockchain, or not to blockchain?

by Panos Kudumakis, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London The US Digital Millennium Copyright Act & the EU Electronic Commerce Directive aimed to revive the music industry;…

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Sep 16th 2016

Generating webpages for digital objects based on linked data

by Matthew Wilcoxson, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford We are exploring the idea of a Performance Digital Music Object (DMO) – an object of this nature would contain information…

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DMO

Sep 15th 2016

FAST in conversation with Enrique Perez-Gonzalez, Solid State Logic

Solid State Logic is a high-end manufacturer of audio products for the broadcast, music and live market. They manufacture anything from modular bus compressors for the music studio industry to…

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Sep 9th 2016

Music making as a process, exploring the complexities of music making in a digital-physical space

by Sean McGrath, Mixed Reality Lab, Nottingham University Recent work at the Mixed Reality Lab, Nottingham University has begun to explore and unpack the work of music producers and performers…

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Sep 6th 2016

Making MIR usable: How can we trust our computer-generated musical analysis?

by Elio Quinton, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London Research in the field of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) aims at developing methods and computational tools to automatically analyse…

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MIR

Aug 8th 2016

Can a computer tell me what notes I play? – Music Transcription in the Studio

Using a computer to detect which notes have been played in an audio recording of a piece of music is commonly referred to as automatic music transcription. In the context…

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Jul 28th 2016

Ethnographic Studies of Studio Based Music Production

by Glenn McGarry, PhD student, Mixed Reality Laboratory, University of Nottingham ‘Design Ethnography’ is a feature of the FAST project that is helping to drive technological developments within. These types of…

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Jul 18th 2016

The Rough Mile project: a two-part location based audio walk

by Sean McGrath, Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham The project, The Rough Mile, is funded through the EPSRC’s FAST project (Fusing Semantic and Audio Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and…

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Jul 13th 2016

British Art Show 8

by Ben White, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London (in collaboration with Eileen Simpson) British Art Show 8  Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh 13 February -…

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Jun 20th 2016

Linked data descriptions of live performances

by Graham Klyne, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford The FAST project is exploring the notion of Digital Music Objects to carry information about all aspects of music, from creation and…

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Jun 10th 2016

External Artist Programme: Mixed Reality Lab collaboration with Ron Herrema

by Sean McGrath, Mixed Reality Laboratory, University of Nottingham As part of the FAST project, the MRL are hosting a number of artists in residence. One of those collaborations is…

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Jun 7th 2016

FAST in full force at the ACM’s annual Computer-Human Interaction conference

By Steve Benford, Mixed Reality Lab, Nottingham University and Mathieu Barthet, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London The FAST project was in full force at the ACM’s annual Computer-Human Interaction…

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Jan 6th 2016

FACT – Carolan guitar blog post (52)

by Steven Benford, Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham The turning of the year is always a time for reflection and for thinking of friends and family. So first of…

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Oct 19th 2015

Report on the Linked Music Hackathon, 9 October 2015, London

by Kevin Page, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford On Friday 9th October over 25 academics and developers gathered for a Linked Music Hackathon, the culminating event of the Semantic…

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Jul 30th 2015

Carolan Guitar Acquires Siblings

by Steve Benford, Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham The Nottingham project team has been developing a guitar called the Carolan guitar or Carolan (named after the legendary composer Turlough…

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Jul 9th 2015

The Open Multitrack Testbed

by Brecht De Man, C4DM, Queen Mary University of London Many types of audio research rely on multitrack recorded or otherwise generated audio (and sometimes mixes thereof) for analysis or for demonstration…

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