A Doctoral Research Fellowship in Sound and Music Computing is available
at the University of Oslo:
* Deadline: 04.04.2018
* Start date: September 2018
* Duration: 3+1 year
* Salary: 436-490 900 NOK
The fellowship is connected to the new Nordic Sound and Music Computing
Network <https://nordicsmc.create.aau.dk/> (NordicSMC) funded by the
Nordic Research Council. This network brings together a group of
internationally leading sound and music computing researchers from
institutions in five Nordic countries: Aalborg University, Aalto
University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University of Iceland,
and University of Oslo. The network covers the field of sound and music
from the “soft” to the “hard,” including the arts and humanities, and
the social and natural sciences, as well as engineering, and involves a
high level of technological competency.
We invite PhD proposals that focus on sound/music interaction with
periodic/rhythmic human body motion (walking, running, training, etc.).
The appointed candidate is expected to carry out observation studies of
human body motion in real-life settings, using different types of mobile
motion capture systems (full-body suit and individual trackers). Results
from the analysis of these observation studies should form the basis for
the development of prototype systems for using such periodic/rhythmic
motion in musical interaction.
The appointed candidate will benefit from the combined expertise within
the NordicSMC network, and is expected to carry out one or more
short-term scientific missions to the other partners. At UiO, the
candidate will be affiliated with RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary
Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion
<http://www.hf.uio.no/ritmo/english/>. This interdisciplinary centre
focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions
of human life. RITMO researchers span the fields of musicology,
psychology and informatics, and have access to state-of-the-art
facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking,
physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI),
and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.
* A Master's Degree or equivalent in sound and music computing, music
technology, computer science, or other relevant field. The applicant
is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile
for the post. The Master's Degree must have been obtained by the
time of application.
* Experience with development of real-time sound and music systems
(Max, PD, SuperCollider, or similar)
* Excellent skills in written and oral English
* Personal suitability and motivation for the position
Please circulate through your networks and forward to relevant
candidates. Apologies for cross posting.
Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo
Deputy Director, RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time,
New book: "A NIME Reader"
New master's programme: "Music, Communication & Technology"
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