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 anniversary, the conference returned to Sweden. The conference was hosted in the beautiful city of Norrköping at the iconic Visualization Center. It ran over three days, with talks on all matter of subjects from walking, playing, producing and consuming sound in a wide range of settings.
FAST members presented four pieces of work, discussing a range of audio related work from production to consumption. The work explored the role of dynamic music, performance and composition tools and the role of social media in production. Paper titles were as follows:
Creating, Visualizing, and Analyzing Dynamic Music Objects in the Browser with the Dymo Designer, Florian Thalmann, György Fazekas, Geraint A. Wiggins, Mark B. Sandler (Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London)
^muzicode$: Composing and Performing Musical Codes, Chris Greenhalgh, Steve Benford, Adrian Hazzard (The Mixed Reality Lab, The University of Nottingham)
Making Music Together: An Exploration of Amateur and Pro-Am Grime Music Production, Sean McGrath, Alan Chamberlain, Steve Benford (The Mixed Reality Lab, The University of Nottingham)
The Grime Scene: Social Media, Music, Creation and Consumption, Sean McGrath, Alan Chamberlain, Steve Benford (The Mixed Reality Lab, The University of Nottingham)
It was a pleasure to visit such a beautiful city. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those involved in organising the conference. The presentations were informative and the opportunity to network and discuss ongoing work in the area was wonderful.