Julien Bloit
music & gesture
Phonotonic nonprofit
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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) :

Sabour

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.

Interlude

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 :

IRCAM short films

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.

Watch both films on Ircam’s website.

 

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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 [...]

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I’m doing prospective work for a future performance involving a vocalist, a percussionist and realtime computer graphics. The goal is to design an environment which evolves by reacting to sounds on stage. The performance is to be played in schools, but might as well be presented to adults later if they behave. In the meantime [...]

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Truchet tiles are an easy way to generate unexpected image patterns from tiling a surface with the same repeating image that is simply rotated with a multiple of 90 degrees. You can choose to rotate the new tile with a given pattern (let’s say one rotation every 3 tile), or let randomness choose. Here is [...]

Masterclass at CEMM, Bussero

  Kumquat was invited to give a workshop in the CEMM music school in Italy, near Milano. We spent a day with about 15 students, playing some of our songs together. It was an opportunity for us to try and reconstruct the composition ideas underlying our musical material. Some are based on rather complex rythmic [...]

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Max/MSP is a graphical programming environment very useful to prototype software for live performance. Of course you can use it for more than prototyping, but I find it very efficient to rapidly test ideas. I tend to use it very often, even for non interactive tasks like recording my band rehearsals. It can be useful [...]