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!