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Thursday, July 3 • 18:01 - 18:20
Nick Collins and Adinda van't Klooster - In a State

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In A State

In A State plays with models of emotion: the discrete model (angry, happy, sad, tender in this case) and the continuous model by Russell based on a two-dimensional arousal-valence plane. A pianist improvises, and the emotion perceived in the music by the computer is visualised in an abstract way using digitized drawings and Processing code. The computer’s analysis of emotions also informs electroacoustic responses.  Detected emotional state of both the pianist and the electroacoustic agent are projected and in turn inspire the pianist’s decisions.
Mediation by computer models of emotion forms an ironic core within this performance: flaws in the emotional detection system bring emotion models to the forefront of audience involvement with the work.   


Adinda van 't Klooster

Director, Art and Media
Dr. Adinda van ‘t Klooster is an artist who works with drawing, sound, light, animation, sculpture and interactive technology. Her work has been exhibited, performed and screened in China, the USA, Australia, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Norway. During her PhD with CRUMB she explored the area of emotion research, in particular how felt emotion is related to physiology and how different mapping strategies can be devised when... Read More →

Nick Collins

Nick Collins is Reader in Composition at Durham University. His research interests include live computer music, musical artificial intelligence, and computational musicology, and he is a frequent international performer as composer-programmer-pianist, from algoraves to electronic chamber music. His latest book, co-written with Scott Wilson and Margaret Schedel, is Electronic Music (Cambridge University Press Introductions series, 2013). ... Read More →

Thursday July 3, 2014 18:01 - 18:20
Great Hall Goldsmiths

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