(the first rencon as a workshop of ICAD2002) [ Japanese | English ]
The first Rencon was held July 6 as a satellite workshop of the International Conference on Auditory Display at ATR, Kyoto.
We had nine technical paper presentations, voted automatically system rendered performances, and held a discussion based on
the position paper disclosed prior to the workshop
Six performances (one manually rendered and five system-rendered automatically) were played on an acoustic grand piano
with MIDI controller (called MIDI Bar).
The vote was based simply on whether a listener liked/didn't care for a performance.
The first prize went to Hashida's manually rendered piece ``Nina''-- a piano solo in a soundtrack of a Japanese animation movie.
Among the system-rendered performances, Bresin's ``Letter48'' by Bellman got the first prize.
A problem caused by an idiosyncrasy in an acoustic piano made many performances distorted.
Although it is not final at this moment, RENCON committee plans to give out several awards.
July 5 (Fri) 15:15-16:15.
Rencon participants are able to join the tour.
This workshop is sponsored by The Kayamori Foundation of Informational Science Advancement in corporation with PRESTO (JST), and MIKI GAKKI.