Youngmoo Kim http://wrti.org en Science Of Jazz: A Mapping App Merges Art And Technology http://wrti.org/post/science-jazz-mapping-app-merges-art-and-technology <p></p><p>A smartphone app developed at Drexel University deconstructs music into discernible elements like tone, intensity, and rhythm, and facilitates a fuller way of experiencing a live performance. Drexel University’s Expressive &amp; Creative Technologies Center (ExCITe) uses the “Science of Jazz” app to translate some of what’s measurable about music into visual form.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Microphones capture sound and the app&nbsp;transforms it to images in real time: one for how sound waves reach different parts of a concert hall, another to approximate which notes musicians are playing on their instruments, and another to depict the pitch and intensity of each instrument.</p><p>Dr. Youngmoo Kim, ExCITe’s director, is behind the app, which he says makes the live concert more educational and meaningful. Limited to the iPhone - and used only for jazz performances so far - see how it works:&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/zJcUX3wmElk<br>&nbsp;</p><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-wrapper" contenteditable="false"><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio" description="In these excerpts of Meridee Duddleston’s interview with Dr. Kim he describes synergy between art and science and creates a word picture of how the “Science of Jazz” Iphone app works. It was first demonstrated during a jazz concert at the Philadelphia Science Festival in 2012 and was further refined for another concert in 2013. " fid="18696" uri="public://201306/DrexelJazzApp061713MDLF.mp3" contenteditable="false"><div class="audio-player-wrapper"><div class="pi_assets-audio">&nbsp;</div><div class="pi_assets-audio-text">Audio File</div></div><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-description">In these excerpts of Meridee Duddleston’s interview with Dr. Kim he describes synergy between art and science and creates a word picture of how the “Science of Jazz” Iphone app works. It was first demonstrated during a jazz concert at the Philadelphia Science Festival in 2012 and was further refined for another concert in 2013.</div><div class="actions"><a class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-edit" href="#edit">Edit</a> | <a class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-delete" href="#remove">Remove</a></div></div></div><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:16:36 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 6059 at http://wrti.org Science Of Jazz: A Mapping App Merges Art And Technology