amoung friends and my PhD sound demos (Leon van Noorden )

Subject: amoung friends and my PhD sound demos
From:    Leon van Noorden  <leonvannoorden(at)CHELLO.BE>
Date:    Thu, 30 Jan 2003 21:09:00 +0100

Dear members of the auditory lists, It was my friend Piet Vos who reminded me of the existence of this list. I knew of it but had never time to join. Now that I joined the day before yesterday I find that I have much fun with many old friends. I am amazed how many I still know after a disappearance of some 25 years. I am now a technocrat working with the European Commission in Brussels, where I am responsible for spending R&D money in the area of Networked Audio-Visual Services and Home Platforms. Dig TV and stuff like that, but also a nice project on the relation between body movement and the expression of mood in music. (MEGA) in whch many European musicology institutes are involved. Despite this busy job I have been doing some auditory research, instead of a sunday painter i am a sunday researcher. With Dirk Moelants I wrote an article on the role of resonance in pulse perception (JNMR, sept 99). And recently I have made available the demonstrations of my PhD thesis as interactive circuits on the internet. If you go to you will find under Analog Box a section called Research. You can download a demo version of Analog Box (2) and play the demos on your PC. you can change parameters like frequency and tempo, and melody. Beside giving better dissemination of the demos of my PhD Thesis, which is still in demand, I did it also because I wanted to support this genial software, written by Andy Turner. It is too complicated for most musicians but ideal for auditory researchers. I also invite others to make auditory phenomena available on that website. I think it is really an opportunity to provide an auditory lab to anybody in the world. I had just my first result in this respect: a student from Hong Kong is going to model some auditory relativity laws. Hope to participate in many nice discussions. Leon van Noorden

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