George Sioros

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In order to better understand the musical properties which elicit an increased sensation of wanting to move when listening to music-groove-we investigate the effect of adding syncopation to simple piano melodies, under the hypothesis that syncopation is correlated to groove. Across two experiments we examine listeners' experience of groove to synthesized(More)
An algorithm and a software application for recombining in real time MIDI drum loops that makes use of a novel analysis of rhythmic patterns that sorts them in order of their complexity is presented. We measure rhythmic complexity by comparing each rhythmic pattern found in the loops to a metrical template characteristic of its time signature. The(More)
Groove is the experience of wanting to move when hearing music, such as snapping fingers or tapping feet. This is a central aspect of much music, in particular of music intended for dancing. While previous research has found considerable consistency in ratings of groove across individuals, it remains unclear how groove is induced, that is, what are the(More)
Tyr Z of photosystem II mediates electron transfer from the water splitting site, a Mn4Ca cluster, to the specialized chlorophyll assembly P680. Due to its proton-limited redox properties and the proximity to the Mn cluster, it is thought to play a critical role in the proton-coupled electron transfer reactions that constitute the four-step oxidation(More)
The S2 state of the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) of photosystem II is heterogeneous, exhibiting two main EPR spectral forms, the multiline and the g = 4.1 signal. It is not clearly established whether this heterogeneity develops during the S1 to S2 transition or is already present in the precursor states. We have compared the spectra of the S1YZ*(More)
In this paper we address the problem of measuring syncopation in order to mediate a musically meaningful interaction between a live music performance and an automatically generated rhythm. To this end we present a simple, yet effective interactive music system we developed. We shed some light on the complex nature of syncopation by looking into MIDI data(More)
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