Saturday, April 25, 2009

lecture Ben Knapp

Tuesday afternoon we will visit the following guest lecture that is taking place at the Media Technology MSc programme of Leiden University:

Speaker: Ben Knapp of SARC of Queen's University Belfast
Topic: controlling music and sound using the recognition of physical gestures and emotional state
Time: Tuesday April 28, 2009, 14h00 - 15h30
Place: Snellius building, Niels Bohrweg 1, 2333 CA Leiden, room 413

The Sonic Arts Research Centre of Queen's University, Belfast, is dedicated to the research of music technology. This interdisciplinary institute unites internationally recognized experts in the areas of musical composition, signal processing, performance, internet technology and digital hardware.

Ben Knapp leads the Music, Sensors, and Emotion (MuSE) research group at SARC. His research at SARC focuses on the understanding and measurement of the physical gestures and emotional states of musical performers and their audience.

He will speak about controlling music and sound using the recognition of physical gestures and emotional state. His talk explores the broad area of using kinematic and physiological sensors (e.g. EMG, EKG) for interacting with sound. The details of the measurement and recognition of these signals and the patterns within them during performance are discussed. The talk will focus on three areas:
1) Understanding gestures and emotion
2) Simple pattern recognition techniques
3) The SARC Eyesweb Toolkit

Read about SARC at
More about Ben Knapp at

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