PANAM (Pédagogie artistique numérique accessible et multimodale) is a research and development project led by Puce Muse and concerned with the development and analysis of HCI strategies and tools for collective music practice with digital music instruments. It focuses on the accessibility of such tools for disabled people.
[pdf] Vincent Goudard, Hugues Genevois, Lionel Feugère. On the playing of monodic pitch in digital music instruments. Anastasia Georgaki and Giorgos Kouroupetroglou. ICMC/SMC 2014, Sep 2014, Athènes, Greece. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, pp.1418, 2014.
LAM-lib is a toolkit for Max/MSP providing all kind of useful goodies you need when building digital music instrument with Max. I started it during my work at the Lutherie Acoustique Musique lab. It is distributed under LGPL licence so that you can check it, fork it, buy it, sell it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it…etc. Just credit it.
John is an application meant for collective free improvisation, which was born out of the needs encountered in free improvisation practice with the Orchestre National Electroacoustique.
Namely, John was invented as a virtual companion to find stimulating answers for issues encountered in collective free improvisation, like precise timings for transitions between contrasting parts, articulations of large movements, or the proposal of unusual scores taking us off the beaten path.
It is made of two parts :
a score editor which can generate random scores based on constraints and probablities defined by the user
a real-time “conductor” displaying the score during live performance
Its name refers to both John Cage and John Doe.
The original development was made with Max (quite a challenge!), then ported to a reactive web app.
Le phonétogramme consists in a graph showing the pitch versus the loudness of a voice. It shows various characteristics of one’s voice, including the ambitus, the change of amplitude at vocal register shifts, and possible voice disorders.
The installation involved a multitouch screen to control the multilingual app for the Cité des Sciences audience. A distance sensor was also used to ensure the distance between the user and the microphone was correct. All the graphics and sound interaction design was made with Cycling’74 Max.
It was a challenging thing to design the UI with Max/jitter, but a good opportunity to test the limits of what could be achieved there. This project triggered the development of the MP.TUI package.
OrJo (for “Joysticks Orchestra”) is a research and development project on virtual instruments orchestra practices. This project involves several partners : Puce Muse (project coordinator), LAM, the LIMSI and the company 3Dlized.
I worked with the LAM-team on the development of “Dynamic intermediate Models” for digital lutherie which involve physical, topological and statistical interactions.
[pdf] Dynamic Intermediate Models for audiographic synthesis, Sound and Music Conference SMC 2010, Padova (It)
[pdf] A dynamic intermediate model based on cellular automaton “game of life”, Live Interfaces 2012, Leeds (UK)
Morphogenius is an application for tablet that was proposed for the exhibition on Leonardo Da Vinci at Cité des Sciences, Paris. It is inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci morphological drawings.
It allows to “transfer” reality as captured by the tablet’s camera into 3d drawings. The camera stream is processed with an edge detection algorithm easing the readability of shapes and structures. All drawings are done in 3d and the user can move, rotate and zoom them in any direction.
Pascal Criton, a french composer of contemporary music as well as a musicologist who studied Wyschnegradsky’s works, created an interactive piece inspired by Wyschnegradsky’s “ultrachromatic compositions” for association Puce Muse.
I designed a collective instrument able to produce complex polyrhytmic sequences of filtered sound texture. Each step of the sequence can be assigned a color nuance and a pitch, possibly micro-tonal. The result produces visual and sonic moires, reminding of Wyschnegradsky’s chromatic drawings.