Mobile Music Group

Can mobile devices facilitate expressive and creative musical experiences that may revolutionize the manner in which we create, perform, practice and consume music?

The Mobile Music Group develops new instruments and applications to empower music fans as well as musicians to create, perform and consume music in novel manners using mobile devices.. The goal of our research is to allow any music lover to unlock his or her musical creativity, anytime and at anyplace, and to share their personal creations through novel expressive and intuitive means.

Research Projects

Current

  • Shimi is a smart-phone enabled robotic musical companion that can respond to and enhance your musical experiences.

Archive

  • “iltur” is a series of musical compositions featuring a novel method of interaction between acoustic and electronic instruments with new musical controllers called Beatbugs.

  • ZOOZbeat is a gesture-based musical studio, simple enough for non-musicians to immediately become musically expressive but rich enough for experienced musicians to push the envelope of mobile music creation.

Faculty

Publications

2010

  • Weinberg, G., Godfrey, M., Beck, A. (2010) “ZOOZbeat – Mobile Music Recreation” in Extended Abstracts Proceedings of International ACM Computer Human Interaction Conference (CHI 10), Atlanta, GA.

  • Huang, K., Starner, T., Do, E., Weinberg, G., Kohlsdorf, D, Ahlrichs, C. and Leibrandt, R. “Mobile Music Touch: Mobile Tactile Stimulation For Passive Learning” in Proceedings of International ACM Computer Human Interaction Conference (CHI 10), Atlanta, GA.

  • Weinberg, G., Nikolaidis, R., and Mallikurjuna, T. (2010), “A Survey of Recent Interactive Compositions for Shimon – The Perceptual and Improvisational Robotic Marimba Player” The International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2010), Taipei, Taiwan.

  • Nikolaidis, R., and Weinberg G. (2010), “Playing with the Masters: A Model for Interaction between
Robots and Music Novices” The 19th International Symposium on Robotics in Music and Art (RO-MAN 10), Viarggio, Italy.

  • Huang, K., Starner, T., Do, E., Weinberg, G., Kohlsdorf, D, Ahlrichs, C. and Leibrandt, R. “Mobile Music Touch: Mobile Tactile Stimulation For Passive Learning” in Proceedings of International ACM Computer Human Interaction Conference (CHI 10), Atlanta, GA.

2008

  • Weinberg, G. (2008) “Extending the Musical Experience – From the Digital to the Physical and Back”, in Seifert W., Hyun Kim J. and Moore A. (Eds.) Paradoxes of Interactivity – Perspectives for Media Theory, Human-Computer Interaction, and Artistic Investigations. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag Press.

  • Weinberg, G. (2008)  “The Beatbug – Evolution of a Musical Controller”, Digital Creativity, Taylor and Francis Press.

  • Weinberg, G. (2008) “Bluetaps – Transforming Cell Phones into Expressive and Gestural Musical Instruments” the Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for interactive entertainment (INTERTAIN 08), Cancun, Mexico.

2006

  • Thatcher T., Jimison D., Goetzinger J., Freeman J., Weinberg G. “Mobile Networked Music Demonstration: Sequencer404″ Proceedings of International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2006), New Orleans, LA.

  • Thatcher T., Jimison D., Goetzinger J. “Sequencer404: A Networked Telephonic Composer” Mobile Music Workshop 2006. Brighton, UK.

2005

  • Weinberg G., Driscoll S. "Iltur – Connecting Novices and Experts Through Collaborative Improvisation” Proceedings of Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2005), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 17-22.

  • Weinberg G. “Local Performance Networks – Musical Interdependency through Gestures and Controllers” Organized Sound, Cambridge University Press pp. 255-267.

Press