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INFLA 2010

Last week I attended a small conference on flamenco research in Seville: INvestigacion y FLAmenco (INFLA 2010). It’s the second edition of an interdisciplinary conference on flamenco research, and one of the few existing ones devoted to flamenco music. I took part as a organizer and scientific committee member.

There were presentations related to flamenco research from a varied set of disciplines including (ethno)musicology, literature, medicine, computer science and music education. In addition, the conference included two concerts as side activities of the Flamenco Bienal, one of the most relevant flamenco events in Seville. Researchers came mainly from Spain but also from USA, France and Mexico. The conference was in spanish.

It was an enriching event, although there were many different approaches and methodologies followed, it’s sometimes difficult to understand everything. I particulary enjoyed a talk on a practical approach to flamenco music in primary education. The author has developped a blog for teaching flamenco in primary education, which includes a set of activities and teaching material.

I also liked a talk on flamenco dancing and interaction between flamenco performers. Finally, I was very interested on a study on the use of semiotic analysis to study the origin and evolution of the “petenera” style, by JM Hernández Jaramillo and Lénica Reyes. They have developed a computational model that analyses scores. I hope they will publish this work soon.

We also had a presentation of the COFLA project by Paco Gómez.

I hope there will be more editions of this conference, I will definitively contribute to it!

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Noticia sobre el SMC2010

There are now some announcements in my institutions related to the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2010. This one is in catalan at ESMUC web site, and it’s related to the concert that our Laptop Orchestra will give at SMC. Don’t miss it!

L’Orquestra de Portàtils de l’ESMUC conclourà la setena conferència de l’SMC

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News at UPF web site about the SMC

The UPF web site published on their web site a news on the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2010, that will take place at my University this week. I am one of the three Scientific Programme Chairs.

La setena edició del Sound and Music Computing estarà organitzada pel GTM

I will miss it as I am currently in Montreal, but I hope everyone will enjoy the nice program both in terms of scientific presentations, concerts and social activities.

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I am scientific programme co-chair of the 7th Sound and Music Computing Conference, that will take place in Barcelona from 21-24th July. If you have a look at the list of accepted presentations and concerts you will see that it will be a great event!

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