SoundSoftware at Versamus 2012


Following our presence at ICASSP 2012, we participated in the Versamus 2012 Workshop on Saturday, March 31st.

This one-day event took place in the University of Tokyo, with around 30 researchers from the Audio and Music community. More than 15 different posters and presentations were given throughout the day, under the topic “Advances in Music Signal and Information Processing”.

We made a presentation about our project and had the opportunity to showcase the poster already exhibited at ICASSP. This was a good opportunity to talk about our project with an international audience, but in a quieter event. We had some interesting discussions about our approach to sustainability and how to improve research output in the audio and music field.

Some delegates also showed interest in deploying both our tailored Redmine solution and our Publications module in their institutions. Although these haven't yet been formally released in the Redmine community, all the source code is freely available on our projects site.

A special note on the presentation by Satoru Fukayama, of the third version of Orpheus, an integrated system for generating songs from Japanese lyrics. If you know Japanese, give it a try — fun guaranteed! A complete list of all the presentations and posters is available here.

Participants in the workshop also had the opportunity to take a tour of the Sagayama lab, where we saw live demonstrations of the work being developed in this institution. And at the day's end, a formal dinner sealed what was a very interesting week for the SoundSoftware project.

This workshop was jointly organised by the University of Tokyo and INRIA, co-sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Japan Chapter. Our special thanks to all the organisers for this opportunity.