Mood Mapping Technologies within Hybrid Audio Design

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with Jens Arnspang.

“Contemporary audio design and performance systems aim at creating a world by using technology for immersion beyond the state of art of virtual reality. Based on our interactive designs and ongoing European projects we report research of this type.”

In Proceedings of International Computer Music Conference 2006. New Orleans, Louisiana USA, November 6-11 2006. ISBN: 0-9713192-4-3

My main areas of research is advanced music composition, real-time music technology and music cognition. I am particularly interested in the relationship between core emotions and score notation and performance features, as well as novel methods for generative real-time performance that are founded in non-expert music cognition.

Some years ago I was involved in the Nordic SUM project – Systematic Understanding of Music – and a large part of the project concerned the implementation into computer code of concepts from probabilistic melody generation for real-time performance.

This work has since found its way into several commercial releases and is today a constant presence in my live laptop performances, either in duo or small group formats with a variety of instrumentalists or as a solo performer.