In 2010, Nicolas Rasamimanana and I founded Phonotonic, a nonprofit spun off IRCAM Real Time Musical Interaction Team. Phonotonic’s purpose was
to leads art-science projects at the frontier between academic research and applied systems for broad audiences. It gathers researchers and artists to imagine and design interactive systems that combine the body and novel numeric media.
The nonprofit has ceased its activities since December 2012, in favour of a forprofit organization led by Nicolas Rasamimanana. This page lists some of the projects our former team has worked on (in addition to Urban Musical Game) :
Phonotonic together with Sarah Fdili Alaoui have designed an interaction system for the dancer to control the projected images. A gesture sensing system (IMU and 3D camera) allow to track the dancer. The gesture data are analysed in real time, interpreted in terms of gesture qualities, and mapped to deforming or animating processes. This allows for the choregraphic performance of Tamara Erde and the graphic world of Elika Hedayat to resonate in the same space.
The Interlude project aims at elaborating gestural interfaces allowing a real-time exploration of musical contents. It tackles the audio signal domain as well as the symbolic one (musical score). Phonotonic collaborates with Ircam on defining and implementing original musical interaction paradigms. It draws inspiration from table or ball games, as well as from more musical related gestures, like a DJ’s or a conductor’s ones :
Mo Kitchen :
The Mo objects won the 2011 Guthman Musical Instruments Competition :
We wrote short films presenting present and future research topics at stake at the IRCAM institute. Each film is intended to give some insight on how a researcher’s work, an artist’s imagination and a technical innovation can share a common problematic. The two first films are presented here, produced by Arnaud Méthivier and Grégoire Ausina from Gisèle Productions.