Kristian Nymoen

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In this paper we present a method for studying relationships between features of sound and features of movement. The method has been tested by carrying out an experiment with people moving an object in space along with short sounds. 3D position data of the object was recorded and several features were calculated from each of the recordings. These features(More)
A custom designed WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) based sensor interface is presented in this paper. It is aimed at wirelessly interfacing a large variety of sensors to supplement built-in sensors in smart phones and media players. The target application area is collection of human related motions and condition to be applied in musical applications. The(More)
We consider the issue of how a flexible musical space can be manipulated by users of an active music system. The musical space is navigated within by selecting transitions between different sections of the space. We take inspiration from pheromone trails in ant colonies to propose and investigate an approach that allows an artificial agent to navigate such(More)
We present Funky Sole Music, a musical interface employing a sole embedded with three force sensitive resistors in combination with a novel algorithm for continuous movement classification. A heuristics-based music engine has been implemented, allowing users to control high-level parameters of the musical output. This provides a greater degree of control to(More)
A system for decentralized synchronization of musical agents is presented, inspired by Mirollo and Strogatz’ pulsecoupled oscillator model of the synchronous flashing of certain species of firefly. While most previous work on pulse-coupled oscillators assume fixed and (close to) equal oscillator frequencies, the presented system tackles the challenge of(More)
This paper investigates differences in the gestures people relate to pitched and non-pitched sounds respectively. An experiment has been carried out where participants were asked to move a rod in the air, pretending that moving it would create the sound they heard. By applying and interpreting the results from Canonical Correlation Analysis we are able to(More)
The MYO armband from Thalmic Labs is a complete and wireless motion and muscle sensing platform. This paper evaluates the armband’s sensors and its potential for NIME applications. This is followed by a presentation of the prototype instrument MuMYO. We conclude that, despite some shortcomings, the armband has potential of becoming a new “standard”(More)
The paper presents the interactive music system SoloJam, which allows a group of participants with little or no musical training to effectively play together in a “band-like” setting. It allows the participants to take turns playing solos made up of rhythmic pattern sequences. We specify the issue at hand for allowing such participation as being the(More)
Links between music and body motion can be studied through experiments called <i>sound-tracing</i>. One of the main challenges in such research is to develop robust analysis techniques that are able to deal with the multidimensional data that musical sound and body motion present. The article evaluates four different analysis methods applied to an(More)
In this paper we present results from an experiment in which infrared motion capture technology was used to record participants’ movement in synchrony to different rhythms and different sounds. The purpose was to determine the effects of the sounds’ spectral and temporal features on synchronization and gesture characteristics. In particular, we focused on(More)