Sketches for body-machine configuration: Corpus Nil


As my PhD draws close to an end this summer, I'm in studio rehearsing a new performance that will be previewed at NIME, the international conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, at the end of the month. I've been working together with... Read More

Two new books: body theory, computation and sound in performance


I'm delighted to announce the publication of two books on art and science to which I've contributed two different essays. These draw upon my recent doctoral research on corporeality and computation in sound performance. A multidimensional practice-ba... Read More

Expressivity, Muscle Sensing and Intelligent Machines at CHI 2015


We (the EAVI research group at Goldsmiths, University of London) just got back from the SIGCHI Conference on Computer-Human Interaction in Seoul, Korea. CHI is one of the largest conference in the field, counting this year over 3000 attendees. ... Read More

Taken Apart and Put Together: Human, Machine and Sound Technologies


The following is the introduction of an essay entitled "Taken Apart and Put Together: Human, Machine and Sound Technologies". The title draws on a passage by Donna Haraway. I've just completed the essay for an upcoming book on art science, computatio... Read More

Manager or Musician? About virtuosity in live electronic music by Michel Waisvisz


  The text that follows is the program note for a panel discussion moderated by Michel Waisvisz during NIME 2006. In Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME06), Paris, France Thank yo... Read More

The technological body and the performing arts: a cultural and historical review


In an attempt to map out the origins of the different perspectives on the technological body in the performing arts, I began compiling different timelines, looking at music technology, performance art, sociology of the body, system theory, natural sc... Read More

Intro to the politics of physical musical performance


This picture pretty much sums it all up. Given the interest of motion-gesture researchers in using mostly cognitive science to understand sound-making motion, there is room to explore a  politically engaged perspective that straight-forwardly addres... Read More

Sketches: representing biological gesture for musical corporeal interaction


Some sketches and notes I am currently working on together with Baptiste Caramiaux and Atau Tanaka towards the creation of a corporeal musical space generated by biological gesture, that is, the complex behaviour of different biosignals during perfor... Read More

An early musical instrument combining EMG and MMG biosignals


Following our previous study on biophysical and spatial sensing, we narrowed down the focus of our research, and constrained a new study to MMI with 2 biosignals only. Namely, we focused on mechanomyogram (MMG) and electromyogram (EMG) from arm muscl... Read More

Combining biophysical and spatial modalities for musical expression


I kicked off my PhD studies by extending the Xth Sense, a new biophysical musical instrument, based on a muscle sound sensor I developed, with spatial and inertial sensors, namely whole-body motion capture (mocap) and accelerometer. The aim: to under... Read More