LoopJam

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Abstract

The pur­pose of the Loop­Jam instal­la­tion is to gather peo­ple to col­lab­o­ra­tively build a live musi­cal atmos­phere. A two-dimensional “sound map” is cre­ated by our soft­ware which ana­lyzes sounds, as well as musi­cal loops, and groups them by sim­i­lar­ity. Musi­cal loops are chunks of music con­tent (typ­i­cally a few musi­cal mea­sures long) that cre­ate rhyth­mic music when played repeat­edly. Wan­der­ing through the instal­la­tion, each par­tic­i­pant explores this sound map and acti­vates sounds by sim­ple ges­tures such as rais­ing the hand, clap­ping or step­ping. The play­back of each sound is syn­chro­nized by our soft­ware, allow­ing a col­lab­o­ra­tive audio com­po­si­tion shared between all par­tic­i­pants. Net­work­ing tech­nolo­gies are used for the com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the 3D cam­eras track­ing the par­tic­i­pant motions and the music and visual ren­der­ing com­po­nents. Net­work com­mu­ni­ca­tion can hence poten­tially be used to cre­ate inter­ac­tions between dis­tant installations.

Doc­u­ments

  • [2012,inproceedings] bib­tex Go to document
    Fris­son Chris­t­ian, Dupont Stéphane, Leroy Julien, Moinet Alexis, Ravet Thierry, Siebert Xavier, Dutoit Thierry, « Loop­Jam: turn­ing the dance floor into a col­lab­o­ra­tive instru­men­tal map », , Ann Arbor, Michi­gan, 2012.
    @INPROCEEDINGS{LoopJamNIME2012,
      author = {Christian Frisson and St\'{e}phane Dupont and Julien Leroy and Alexis Moinet and Thierry Ravet and Xavier Siebert and Thierry Dutoit},
      title = {LoopJam: turning the dance floor into a collaborative instrumental map},
      year = {2012},
      editor = {Essl, G. and Gillespie, B. and Gurevich, M. and O'Modhrain, S.},
      address = {Ann Arbor, Michigan},
      month = {May 21-23},
      publisher = {University of Michigan},
      url={http://www.eecs.umich.edu/nime2012/Proceedings/papers/260_Final_Manuscript.pdf}
    }
  • [2012,inproceedings] bib­tex Go to document
    Fris­son Chris­t­ian, Dupont Stéphane, Moinet Alexis, Leroy Julien, Ravet Thierry, Siebert Xavier, Dutoit Thierry, « Loop­Jam: une carte musi­cale col­lab­o­ra­tive sur la piste de danse », in « Actes des Journées d’Informatique Musi­cale (JIM 2012) », Mons, Bel­gique, 2012, pp. 101–105.
    @INPROCEEDINGS{LoopJamJIM2012, title={LoopJam: une carte musicale collaborative sur la piste de danse},
      author={Christian Frisson and St\'{e}phane Dupont and Alexis Moinet and Julien Leroy and Thierry Ravet and Xavier Siebert and Thierry Dutoit},
      booktitle={Actes des Journ\'{e}es d'Informatique Musicale (JIM 2012)},
      year={2012},
      editor={Thierry Dutoit and Todor Todoroff and Nicolas d'Alessandro},
      pages={101-105},
      address={Mons, Belgique},
      month={9-11 mai},
      organization={UMONS/numediart},
      url={http://www.jim2012.be/pdf/jim2012_17_p_frisson.pdf}
    }
  • [2011,inproceedings] bib­tex Go to document
    Fris­son Chris­t­ian, Dupont Stéphane, Siebert Xavier, Dutoit Thierry, « Sim­i­lar­ity in media con­tent: dig­i­tal art per­spec­tives », in « Pro­ceed­ings of the 17th Inter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Elec­tronic Art (ISEA 2011) », Istan­bul, Turkey, 2011.
    @INPROCEEDINGS{MediaCycleISEA2011,
      author = {Christian Frisson and St\'{e}phane Dupont and Xavier Siebert and Thierry Dutoit},
      title = {Similarity in media content: digital art perspectives},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2011)},
      year = {2011},
      address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
      month = {September 14-21},
      url = {http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/paper/similarity-media-content-digital-art-perspectives}
    }
  • [2011,inproceedings] bib­tex Go to document
    Fris­son Chris­t­ian, Dupont Stéphane, Leroy Julien, Moinet Alexis, Ravet Thierry, Siebert Xavier, « Loop­Jam: a col­lab­o­ra­tive musi­cal map on the dance floor », in « QPSR of the nume­di­art research pro­gram », 2011, pp. 37–40.
    @INPROCEEDINGS{numediart_2011_s14_p4_report,
      author = {Christian Frisson and St\'{e}phane Dupont and Julien Leroy and Alexis Moinet and Thierry Ravet and Xavier Siebert},
      title = {LoopJam: a collaborative musical map on the dance floor},
      booktitle = {{QPSR} of the numediart research program},
      year = {2011},
      editor = {Thierry Dutoit},
      volume = {4},
      number = {2},
      pages = {37-40},
      month = {4},
      organization = {numediart Research Program on Digital Art Technologies},
      url = {http://www.numediart.org/docs/numediart_2011_s14_p4_report.pdf}
    }

Events

• Arts & Sci­ences exhi­bi­tion at Domaine du Chateau de Sen­effe, Bel­gium, May 21–22, 2011
• Cen­tre Wallonie-Bruxelles (CWB), Paris, France from Sep­tem­ber 22 to Octo­ber 23, 2011
• In the top 5 at the Art Con­test of the 2011 Net­worked & Elec­tronic Media (NEM) Sum­mit in Torino, Italy, Sep­tem­ber 27–29
nume­di­art lab on Novem­ber 23 2011 dur­ing the Week of Cre­ativ­ity orga­nized by Cre­ative Wal­lo­nia
• At the Inter­ak­tive eKspe­ri­ence show­room of the Kikk inter­na­tional fes­ti­val in Namur, Bel­gium, on Novem­ber 8–9 2012
• Mai­son Folie, Mons, Bel­gique, for the Transnumériques #4 fes­ti­val from Tran­scul­tures and les Journées d’Informatique Musi­cale (JIM), May 9–11 2012
• New Inter­faces for Musi­cal Expres­sion (NIME) 2012 con­fer­ence, Ann Arbor, Michi­gan, USA, May 21–23 2012
• Under­ground hall of movie the­ater Galeries for the Citysonic #10 fes­ti­val, Brus­sels, Bel­gium, Sep­tem­ber 27 to Octo­ber 14 2012
• Musi­cal Instru­ments Museum (MIM) in Brus­sels, Bel­gium, through the annual week of La Semaine du Son, Jan­u­ary 22–27 2013

If you want to cre­ate audio loops libraries for Loop­Jam or host a Loop­Jam instal­la­tion, please con­tact Chris­t­ian Fris­son.

Loop­Jam recently mor­phed into Mash­ta­Cy­cle!