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First International Workshop on Motor Learning for Music Performance
in the framework of the 17th Intl. Conference on New Interfaces for Musical
Copenhagen, Denmark, May 15, 2017
The First International Workshop on Motor Learning for Music Performance
(MOTION2017) investigates the links between music performance training and
motor performance features, in order to design systems and interfaces
supporting learning of both traditional and novel music instruments. The
quality of the motor performance is of great importance in music training,
especially in learning how to play a music instrument. This indeed requires
accurate movements of the limbs and of the body, fine-grained control of
posture, and a high biomechanical efficiency. Moreover, a wrong training
approach may cause mechanical problems developing into injuries and levels
of excess tension that restrict freedom of movement. Finally, it is
well-known that movement and gesture play a major role as conveyors of
expressive content in music performance. Such issues are even more crucial
for the new generation of digital interfaces for music expression, where the
lack of a consolidated tradition in the pedagogical methodologies as those
existing for traditional music instruments, can be remedied by developing
effective automatic analysis and feedback systems supporting students and
practitioners in their training activities.
The workshop represents a unique occasion for researchers and practitioners
to meet and discuss motor performance in music instrument training under
different perspectives, including e.g., musical, pedagogical, psychological,
biomechanical, and computational aspects, with a multidisciplinary approach.
The goal is to discuss current research, to identify research challenges, to
show results, and to foster collaborations.
The workshop is partially supported by the EU-H2020-ICT Project TELMI
(http://telmi.upf.edu). The goal of TELMI is to design and implement novel
multimodal interaction paradigms and technologies for learning to play a
music instrument, having the violin as a case study.
A special issue of a journal based on selected contributions from the
workshop is planned.
We encourage submissions including, but not limited to, the following
- pedagogical frameworks and approaches
- studies of motor / physical skills necessary to play particular
- experimental methodologies
- datasets of motion recordings during music playing
- techniques for extraction of multimodal features from a music performance
- biomechanical models
- computational models of the technical quality of a motor performance
- techniques and computational models for assessment of risks of injuries
- techniques for generating feedback to support music instrument learning
- systems and applications
We invite the submission of one-page abstracts, following the NIME 2017
template (please see http://www.nime2017.org/submit/). Contributions should
be sent to motion2017@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:motion2017@xxxxxxxxxxx> and will
be reviewed by the workshop chairs.
Website of the workshop: http://www.infomus.org/MOTION2017/
Submission deadline: April 27, 2017
Notification to authors: May 1, 2017
Workshop: May 15, 2017