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Tuesday, June 5 • 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Music Piece 7.2

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Stillness Under Tension
by Charles Martin & Alexander Refsum Jensensius


Stillness Under Tension is a quartet standstill work for Myo gesture control armband and Bela embedded music platform. Humans are incapable of standing completely still due to breathing and other involuntary micromotions. This work explores the expressive space of standing still through an inverse action-sound mapping: less movement leads to more sound. The Myo is used to measure the performers movement, and the muscle activity in their forearm which they can use--both voluntarily and involuntarily--to control a synthesised sound world. This musical space is defined separately for each performer by their physical position.

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Alexander Jensenius

Associate Professor, University of Oslo
Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician. His research focuses on why music makes us move, which he explores through empirical studies using different types of motion sensing technologies. He also uses the analytic knowledge and tools in the creation... Read More →
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Charles Martin

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo
Computer scientist, percussionist and computer musician. Interested in embedded systems, mobile devices and musical AI!


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