The 2014 edition of « Les Journées d'Informatique Musicale » (Computer Music Days) will be held in Bourges from May 21 to 23, 2014. This event is organized by Musinfo association with the support of the national school of fine arts of Bourges and the university institute of technology of Bourges.
The Sound of Light and of the Invisible
Marseille - April 2-3 2014
The purpose of the seminar is to present the research in the field of auditory perception of data and of non sound phenomena - meteorology, cosmic particles, brain waves, etc. The focus is on the sonification of visual data in particular - color, space, light spectra. The first day of the seminar ends with a musical presentation at the planetarium of Marseille (50 meters from IMéRA).
Marseille, October 15th - 18th
Alexander MIHALIC, composer in residence at IMéRA - Institute for Advanced Studies of Aix-Marseille, participates in CMMR 2013 | Marseille - Sound, Music & Motion - Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics (LMA / CNRS)
The visual perception of the human being allows us to "capture" the electromagnetic waves in a range of frequencies. The rest of the frequencies is therefore simply invisible for humans. In 2011 MUSINFO and the PIIM laboratory of Aix-Marseille University started a collaboration on the sonification of light and plasma spectra. Our first project, called Hearing the light, proposes the "transferring" of visual information from spectral analyse into audio information and thus gives us a new perspective and dimension for the perception of a physical phenomenon.
Instrumental music score is perfectly codified and the sound that results is known by the person who analyses, but the lack of a standardized coding in the case of mixed music creates numerous difficulties for analysis. These difficulties are due mainly to the fact that the electronic device is unknown, its access is complicated and it undergoes rapid and permanent changes with technological developments.
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