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STEIM presents on monday, 30th august at 20.30:
"Interactive Media Art with Biological Interfaces"
by Yoichi Nagashima
This open lecture/demo is a report of research and experimental applications
of human-computer interaction in multi-media performing arts, in which Professor
Yoichi Nagashima will introduce his original interfaces, especially biological/physiological
sensor based systems. These include a 16-channel electromyogram sensor called
"MiniBioMuse-III" and its application work called "BioCosmicStorm-II", the
sensing/reacting with "breathing" in the performing arts of Japanese traditional
instrument "SHO", a 8-channel electric-feedback system and its experiments
of "body-hearing sounds" and "body-listening to music". Many sample movies
and a demonstrations/performances will be shown.
Yoichi Nagashima is a composer/researcher/PE and was born in Japan.
His training included traditional instrumental and performed practice as
a conductor. As the engineer of Kawai Musical Instruments, he developed the
sound generator LSIs, as well as further electronic musical instruments and
From 1991 he has been the director of "Art & Science Laboratory" in Hamamatsu
/Japan, which has produced many interactive tools of real-time music performance
with sensor/MIDI and cooperates with researchers and composers alike.
Since 2000 he holds the position of associate professor at SUAC (Shizouka
University of Art and Culture), Faculty of Design, Department of Art and
Science, where he teaches multi-media, computer music and media-art.
As a composer of computer music, he collaborates with many musicians and
compositions include works for Piano, Organ, Percussion, Vocal, Flute, Sho,
Koto, Shakuhachi, Dance.
He has organized and was the General Chair of NIME04
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