Workshop on Performance Gestures and Sound Generation

Music Technology Group (MTG)
12 Nov 2009 - 13 Nov 2009

Auditori Mercè Rodoreda
Campus de la Ciutadella - Universitat Pompeu Fabra
C/. Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08005 Barcelona - Spain

On the occasion of the PhD Defenses of Esteban Maestre and Alfonso Pérez, the Music Technology Group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) is are glad to announce the Workshop on Performance Gestures and Sound Generation. The workshop, aimed at providing an overview of current research in the area of musical performance gestures and sound generation techniques, will consist on invited talks by experts in the field and a series of short presentations on related topics.

The attendance to the workshop is open to anyone interested and free of charge. We encourage the participation in the form of presentations, demos, or proposals for panel discussions related to (but not restricted to) acquisition of performance gesture parameters, performance gesture analysis and modeling, control interfaces, and gesture-based control of musical sound.


November 12 - 16:00h

PhD Defense - Esteban Maestre

Modeling Instrumental Gestures: An Analysis/Synthesis Framework for Violin Bowing

November 13 - 10:00h

PhD Defense - Alfonso Pérez

Enhancing Spectral Synthesis Techniques with Performance Gestures using the Violin as a Case Study

November 13 - 15:00h

Invited talks

  • "Signal Processing Methods for Virtual Analog Synthesis"
    Vesa Välimäki
    Signal Processing and Acoustics Department
    Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.
  • "Desing and Evaluation of New Interfaces for Musical Expression"
    Marcelo M. Wanderley
    Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Media Music and Technology
    Department of Music Research, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.
  • "Bow-String Interaction and Bowing Gestures"
    Anders Askenfelt
    Speech, Music and Hearing part of School of Computer Music and Communication
    Royal Institute of Techonology, Stockholm, Sweden

Contributed presentations
(to be announced)

If you are interested in making a presentation
please contact Xavier Serra by sending an e-mail to:

xavier.serra at upf.edu