Call for participation: FTM Workshop at BEK

Jan 23, 2009 at 10:39am

Call for participation: FTM Workshop at BEK

In March BEK will be hosting a one-week workshop providing an
introduction to the Ircam libraries FTM, MnM, Gabor and MnM. This one-
week workshop will look into the basics and the advanced use of the
FTM&Co extensions for Max/MSP for interactive real-time musical and
artistic applications.

The basic idea of FTM is to extend the data types exchanged between
the objects in a Max/MSP patch by complex data structures such as
matrices, sequences, dictionaries, break point functions, tuples and
whatever might seem helpful for the processing of music, sound and
motion capture data. It also comprises visualization and editor
components, and operators (expressions and externals) on these data
structures, together with file import/export (SDIF, MIDI, …)
operators.

As examples of applications in the areas of sound analysis,
transformation and synthesis, gesture following, and manipulation of
musical scores, we will look at the parts and packages of FTM that
allow arbitrary-rate signal processing (Gabor), matrix operations,
statistics, machine learning (MnM), corpus-based synthesis (CataRT),
sound description data exchange (SDIF), and Jitter support. The
presented concepts will be tried and confirmed by applying them to
programming exercises of real-time musical applications, and free
experimentation.

The workshop is led by Diemo Schwarz.

BIOGRAPHY:

Diemo Schwarz is a researcher–developer in real-time applications of
computers to music with the aim of improving musical interaction,
notably sound analysis–synthesis, and interactive corpus-based
concatenative synthesis.

Since 1997 at Ircam (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique–
Musique) in Paris, France, he combined his studies of computer science
and computational linguistics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany,
with his interest in music, being an active performer and musician. He
holds a PhD in computer science applied to music from the University
of Paris, awarded in 2004 for the development of a new method of
concatenative musical sound synthesis by unit selection from a large
database. This work is continued in the CataRT application for real-
time interactive corpus-based concatenative synthesis within Ircam’s
Real-Time Music Interaction (IMTR) team.

PRACTICAL INFO:

The workshop takes place at BEK, Bergen, Norway, March 9-13 2009, and
ends with a live event/concert at Landmark on the evening of Friday
March 13, featuring Diemo Schwarz, Vicotria Johnson (electric violin)
and the South-African sound artist James Webb.

Participation: Please sent a brief e-mail providing motivation and bio
to bek[AT]bek[DOT]no by February 5 2009. Participation is free, but
participants are expected to cover travel and stay themselves. BEK
might be able to help arranging hotel at reduced rate for
participants. If this is of intererest, please state so when appliying
to participate.

Participants are expected to have prior knowledge of Max.

Links:

http://www.bek.no

http://imtr.ircam.fr
http://ftm.ircam.fr
http://ftm.ircam.fr/index.php/Gabor
http://ftm.ircam.fr/index.php/MnM

http://imtr.ircam.fr/index.php/CataRT

http://recherche.ircam.fr/equipes/analyse-synthese/schwarz/

http://recherche.ircam.fr/equipes/analyse-synthese/schwarz/mtbf/

The workshop is supported by The Norwegian Art Council and The
Municipality of Bergen.

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