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Force & Motion: Conducting to the Click

Force & Motion: Conducting to the Click
Force & Motion: Conducting to the Click
We present results from an on-going project at the University of Southampton, which aims to develop protocols for motion capture with music conducting. These protocols facilitate the study of conducting gestures, provide a high-quality open- access data set using professional conductors and provide a platform for developing machine learning for conductor following systems. In this paper we explore the potential use of force-plate data to track conductors’ beats as a non-intrusive method for conductor following. In the study, three conductors were captured conducting the same piece of music, and we analysed a section of the piece where the conductors are working with a click track to ensure the intended beats share the same timing and there is an inherent ground truth. We then examined the data from force plates and high-end optical marker tracking, against observer beat tapping and click audio to determine whether force plate data could serve as a useful analogue in conductor following. The results suggest strikingly that even with relatively simple analysis of the force-plate data, conducting beats can be tracked with comparable timing accuracy to reflective marker tracking.
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Polfreman, Richard
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Oliver, Benjamin
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Metcalf, Cheryl
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Polfreman, Richard
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Oliver, Benjamin
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Polfreman, Richard, Oliver, Benjamin, Halford, Daniel, James and Metcalf, Cheryl (2019) Force & Motion: Conducting to the Click. In MOCO '19 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Movement and Computing. ACM. 4 pp . (doi:10.1145/3347122.3347139).

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We present results from an on-going project at the University of Southampton, which aims to develop protocols for motion capture with music conducting. These protocols facilitate the study of conducting gestures, provide a high-quality open- access data set using professional conductors and provide a platform for developing machine learning for conductor following systems. In this paper we explore the potential use of force-plate data to track conductors’ beats as a non-intrusive method for conductor following. In the study, three conductors were captured conducting the same piece of music, and we analysed a section of the piece where the conductors are working with a click track to ensure the intended beats share the same timing and there is an inherent ground truth. We then examined the data from force plates and high-end optical marker tracking, against observer beat tapping and click audio to determine whether force plate data could serve as a useful analogue in conductor following. The results suggest strikingly that even with relatively simple analysis of the force-plate data, conducting beats can be tracked with comparable timing accuracy to reflective marker tracking.

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Submitted date: 31 March 2019
Accepted/In Press date: 9 June 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 10 October 2019
Published date: 2019
Venue - Dates: 6th International Conference on Movement and Computing, Arizona State University, Tempe, United States, 2019-10-10 - 2019-10-12

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Local EPrints ID: 436328
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436328
PURE UUID: 69d3a198-782c-4b06-adb5-c215d5d443f5
ORCID for Cheryl Metcalf: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-6066

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Date deposited: 06 Dec 2019 17:30
Last modified: 22 Nov 2021 02:51

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Author: Benjamin Oliver
Author: Daniel, James Halford
Author: Cheryl Metcalf ORCID iD

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