Category: Music

WhammyPhone: a bendable smartphone-based music controller

Oct 22, 2016 - HCI, Interactive systems, Interfaces, Kingston, Music, Research - 0 Comments - Standard

Close to finish my postdoctoral fellowship at the Human Media Lab, two of our papers were accepted at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2016) in Japan. One of them is a demo called WhammyPhone, a prototype illustrating the possible applications of flexible smartphone technology for software synthesizer control.

MixPerceptions: the hidden sound and movement in paintings

Nov 10, 2013 - BCN and around, Interactive systems, Music - 0 Comments - Standard

MixPerceptions is an art installation where users interact with artworks using their smartphone or tablets and headphones. The interaction is achieved by means of an augmented reality app that reveals rich and dynamic visual and auditory elements that create an engaging multi-sensorial experience. MixPerceptions brings paintings to life, offering a unique and personal experience to […]

Nueva web de Spacebarman / Spacebarman’s new web page

Sep 26, 2012 - Music, Spacebarman, Web - 1 Comments - Standard

El nuevo look, más limpio y fácil de navegar de la nueva página de Spacebarman permite un acceso eficiente a nuestro contenido audivisual y a las actualizaciones de nuestro Twitter, Facebook y blog. Te va a gustar, lo sabemos 😉 Visítala y suscríbete a nuestra lista de correos, mostraremos nuesto agradecimiento enviándote música nueva! // […]

Nuevo video+regalo / New video+giveaway

Sep 04, 2012 - Music, Spacebarman, Video - 0 Comments - Standard

Finalmente, nuestro primer videoclip! Julián Manrique, gran amigo y colega, dirigió este estupendo video. Fue grabado en el Parc del Laberint d’Horta y en diversas calles de la Ciutat Vella, en Barcelona. Recomendamos verlo en pantalla completa! (No olvides que puedes descargar el EP completo de “A veces me pierdo” de nuestro Bandcamp.) Por último (pero no menos […]

Random thoughts about music 2/n: musical taste fitness

Aug 28, 2012 - Music - 2 Comments - Standard

I recently read this very interesting article from Nature magazine. It analyzes the evolution certain aspects of western popular music during the last 50 years or so. Its conclusions: The melodic and harmonic variety of popular music has decreased. It means, music now has simpler melodies and harmonies. Timbre has become more homogeneous. In other […]

Composing on the go

Jul 24, 2012 - Music, Spacebarman, Video - 0 Comments - Standard

The music for this Spacebarman‘s song -called “Uno más (Metro version)”- was arranged and recorded entirely during daily Barcelona’s Metro trips and lunch breaks. The voice was recorded in the Parc del Guinardó, also in Barcelona. The video documents the voice recording session. We wanted to create a song on the go, in public places, […]

TuneMap (Alpha)

Jun 28, 2012 - BCN and around, Interactive systems, Music, Web - 2 Comments - Standard

TuneMap is a tool for music browsing based on geolocation. It was developed by Guillermo Malón, Alberto González and me during the 2012 Barcelona Music Hack Day. It uses The Echo Nest’s and Deezer’s APIs for obtaining artists’ information and music previews. Maps were taken from Open Street Maps, styled by Stamen and and information […]