Robert Rudolf

MetaMallette is a device used to play music and computer-assisted music and images in real-time and in a group. Meta-Mallette uses algorithms that come from Puce Muse researches on the relationship between gesture, sound, and image in collaboration with other research centers. 

la Semaine du Son, 9th édition - Marseille

Maison des Sciences - Aix-Marseille University, January 27th 2012

 

Sciences & Sounds Workshops are both experimental workshops about the physical properties of music (what is sound synthesis? What is a scale?) And meetings around the sounds of speech and singing voice. These differing perspectives on sciences are meant for middle and high school classes.

La Semaine du Son, 9th edition - Marseille

Polygone Étoilé, January 27th 2012

"Hearing light" is an atypical intervention that combines arts and sciences on the concept of sonication, a significant demonstration that shows our physical environment through hearing.

Visual perception can "receive" electromagnetic waves in a range of frequency that can be measured using a spectrometer. During the event, Alexander Mihalic "transfers" the visual information into sound information, thus giving a new perspective, another dimension to the perception of a physical phenomenon.
Sonification of data from a spectrometer will allow to perceive visible light but also the invisible; a perception not with the eyes but with the ears!

Lecture series, Université Populaire, march 2009, Bourges

The knowledge of our world around us comes from multiple approaches.

 One of them - sound - has a special place in history.

 Since Pythagoras and his music of the spheres, through Boethius and his "musica mundana", the alchemist Mayer with "Atalanta Fugiens," the astronomer Kepler who makes planets sing, to contemporary scientists in fields as diverse as molecular biology, earth sciences, astronomy and many others, "men of knowledge" use sound to understand and interpret reality better.

At the same time, composers are looking outward to get inspiration or directly use data from the world around us - Guido d'Arezzo has melodies calculated, Dufay transposes the church proportions in a motet, Mozart uses probability to create automatic compositions, Xenakis invents stochastic music... 

We are going to study the evolution of music based on the evolution of the knowledge of the world from antiquity to present time, before finally studying "sonification" which studies the transformation of data into sound parameters.

Conference "Science Tuesdays" in région Centre - Bourges

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, February 10th 2009

 

Volcanology, cardiology, astronomy... For the last few decades sound has taken a special place in the representation of scientific data. Consequence of the development of computers and software, sound is becoming a vector of information in the understanding of the world around us.

On the one hand the automation of digital data collection and on the other hand their massive processing by dedicated software is creating a new form of data presentation - sonification. Sonification is the use of sound in order to perceive auditory data. It is the acoustic representation of measured data.