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Falkenberg, Kjetil, DocentORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4259-484X
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Frid, E., Falkenberg, K., Agres, K. & Lucas, A. (2024). Editorial: New advances and novel applications of music technologies for health, well-being, and inclusion. Frontiers in Computer Science, 6, Article ID 1358454.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial: New advances and novel applications of music technologies for health, well-being, and inclusion
2024 (English)In: Frontiers in Computer Science, E-ISSN 2624-9898, Vol. 6, article id 1358454Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media SA, 2024
Keywords
Digital Musical Instruments, music therapy, accessibility, multimodal interaction, music technology, sound and music, healthcare, wellbeing
National Category
Music
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-343601 (URN)10.3389/fcomp.2024.1358454 (DOI)001158247700001 ()2-s2.0-85184164283 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20240412

Available from: 2024-02-23 Created: 2024-02-23 Last updated: 2024-04-12Bibliographically approved
Lindetorp, H., Svahn, M., Hölling, J., Falkenberg, K. & Frid, E. (2023). Collaborative music-making: special educational needs school assistants as facilitators in performances with accessible digital musical instruments. Frontiers in Computer Science, 5, Article ID 1165442.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collaborative music-making: special educational needs school assistants as facilitators in performances with accessible digital musical instruments
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2023 (English)In: Frontiers in Computer Science, E-ISSN 2624-9898, Vol. 5, article id 1165442Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The field of research dedicated to Accessible Digital Musical Instruments (ADMIs) is growing and there is an increased interest in promoting diversity and inclusion in music-making. We have designed a novel system built into previously tested ADMIs that aims at involving assistants, students with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), and a professional musician in playing music together. In this study the system is evaluated in a workshop setting using quantitative as well as qualitative methods. One of the main findings was that the sounds from the ADMIs added to the musical context without making errors that impacted the music negatively even when the assistants mentioned experiencing a split between attending to different tasks, and a feeling of insecurity toward their musical contribution. We discuss the results in terms of how we perceive them as drivers or barriers toward reaching our overarching goal of organizing a joint concert that brings together students from the SEN school with students from a music school with a specific focus on traditional orchestral instruments. Our study highlights how a system of networked and synchronized ADMIs could be conceptualized to include assistants more actively in collaborative music-making, as well as design considerations that support them as facilitators.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media SA, 2023
Keywords
collaborative music-making, Web Audio, assistants as facilitators, accessible digital musical instruments, interactive musical systems
National Category
Musicology Computer Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-334301 (URN)10.3389/fcomp.2023.1165442 (DOI)001039158900001 ()2-s2.0-85166582445 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20230818

Available from: 2023-08-18 Created: 2023-08-18 Last updated: 2024-05-21Bibliographically approved
Svahn, M., Hölling, J., Lindetorp, H., Frid, E. & Falkenberg, K. (2023). Collaborative music-making with Special Education Needs students and their assistants: A study on music playing among preverbal individuals with the Funki instruments. In: NNDR 16th Research Conference Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR): . Paper presented at NNDR 16th Research Conference Nordic Network on Disability Research 10 - 12 May 2023, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collaborative music-making with Special Education Needs students and their assistants: A study on music playing among preverbal individuals with the Funki instruments
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2023 (English)In: NNDR 16th Research Conference Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR), 2023Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The field of research dedicated to Accessible Digital Musical Instruments (ADMIs) is growingand there is an increased interest in how different accessible music technologies can beused to promote diversity and inclusion in music-making. Researchers currently voice theneed to move away from a techno-centric view of musical expression and to focus more onthe sociocultural contexts in which ADMIs are used. In this study, we explore how “Funki”, aset of ADMIs developed for students with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities(PMLD) can be used in a collaborative music-making setting in a Special Educational Needs(SEN) school, together with assistants. Previous findings have suggested that the musicalinteractions taking place, as well as the group dynamics, were highly dependent on thesession assistants and their level of participation. It is therefore important to consider theactive role of assistants, who may have little or no prior music training. The instrumentsprovided should allow the assistant to not only help the students in making music but alsoenable the assistants themselves to create sounds without interfering or disturbing thesounds produced by the students. In the current work, we show how the Funki instrumentscould be expanded with WebAudioXML (waxml) for mapping user interactions to controlmusic and audio parameters and make it possible for assistants to control musical aspectslike the tonality, rhythmic density, or structure of the composition. The system was tested in acase study with four students and their assistants at a SEN school, including semi-structuredinterviews on how Funki supported inclusive music-making and the assistant’s role in thiscontext. The findings of this work highlight how ADMIs could be conceptualized anddesigned to include special education teachers, teaching assistants, and other carers moreactively in collaborative music-making. 

National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329308 (URN)
Conference
NNDR 16th Research Conference Nordic Network on Disability Research 10 - 12 May 2023, Reykjavik, Iceland
Note

QC 20230620

Available from: 2023-06-19 Created: 2023-06-19 Last updated: 2023-06-20Bibliographically approved
Falkenberg, K. & Oestreicher, L. (2023). Educating for inclusion: Teaching Design for all in the wild as a motivator. In: Proceedings of the Nordic Network for Disability Research: . Paper presented at NNDR 16th Research Conference Nordic Network on Disability Research 10 - 12 May 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educating for inclusion: Teaching Design for all in the wild as a motivator
2023 (English)In: Proceedings of the Nordic Network for Disability Research, 2023Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329306 (URN)
Conference
NNDR 16th Research Conference Nordic Network on Disability Research 10 - 12 May 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland
Note

QC 20230620

Available from: 2023-06-19 Created: 2023-06-19 Last updated: 2023-06-20Bibliographically approved
Spiro, N., Sanfilippo, K. R., McConnell, B. B., Pike-Rowney, G., Bonini Baraldi, F., Brabec, B., . . . de Wit, K. (2023). Perspectives on Musical Care Throughout the Life Course: Introducing the Musical Care International Network. Music & Science, 6
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perspectives on Musical Care Throughout the Life Course: Introducing the Musical Care International Network
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2023 (English)In: Music & Science, E-ISSN 2059-2043, Vol. 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we report on the inaugural meetings of the Musical Care International Network held online in 2022. The term “musical care” is defined by Spiro and Sanfilippo (2022) as “the role of music—music listening as well as music-making—in supporting any aspect of people's developmental or health needs” (pp. 2–3). Musical care takes varied forms in different cultural contexts and involves people from different disciplines and areas of expertise. Therefore, the Musical Care International Network takes an interdisciplinary and international approach and aims to better reflect the disciplinary, geographic, and cultural diversity relevant to musical care. Forty-two delegates participated in 5 inaugural meetings over 2 days, representing 24 countries and numerous disciplines and areas of practice. Based on the meetings, the aims of this paper are to (1) better understand the diverse practices, applications, contexts, and impacts of musical care around the globe and (2) introduce the Musical Care International Network. Transcriptions of the recordings, alongside notes taken by the hosts, were used to summarise the conversations. The discussions developed ideas in three areas: (a) musical care as context-dependent and social, (b) musical care's position within the broader research and practice context, and (c) debates about the impact of and evidence for musical care. We can conclude that musical care refers to context-dependent and social phenomena. The term musical care was seen as useful in talking across boundaries while not minimizing individual disciplinary and professional expertise. The use of the term was seen to help balance the importance and place of multiple disciplines, with a role to play in the development of a collective identity. This collective identity was seen as important in advocacy and in helping to shape policy. The paper closes with proposed future directions for the network and its emerging mission statement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Publications, 2023
National Category
Other Health Sciences Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Human-computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-338385 (URN)10.1177/20592043231200553 (DOI)2-s2.0-85175020542 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20231023

Available from: 2023-10-23 Created: 2023-10-23 Last updated: 2023-11-08Bibliographically approved
Atienza, R., Lindetorp, H. & Falkenberg, K. (2023). Playing the design: Creating soundscapes through playful interaction. In: SMC 2023 - Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2023: . Paper presented at 20th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2023, Hybrid, Stockholm, Sweden, Jun 15 2023 - Jun 17 2023 (pp. 362-369). Sound and Music Computing Network
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Playing the design: Creating soundscapes through playful interaction
2023 (English)In: SMC 2023 - Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2023, Sound and Music Computing Network , 2023, p. 362-369Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study takes inspiration from provocative design methods to gain knowledge on sound preferences regarding future vehicles’ designed sounds. A particular population subset was a triggering component of this study: people with hearing impairments. To that aim, we have developed a public installation in which to test a hypothetical futuristic city square. It includes three electrical vehicles whose sound can be designed by the visitor. The interface allows the user to interact and play with a number of provided sonic textures within a real-time web application, thus “playing” the design. This opens a design space of three distinct sounds that are mixed into an overall soundscape presented in a multichannel immersive environment. The paper describes the design processes involved. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sound and Music Computing Network, 2023
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329304 (URN)2-s2.0-85171775192 (Scopus ID)
Conference
20th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2023, Hybrid, Stockholm, Sweden, Jun 15 2023 - Jun 17 2023
Note

Part of ISBN 9789152773727

QC 20230620

Available from: 2023-06-19 Created: 2023-06-19 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
McHugh, L., Wu, C.-W., Xu, X. & Falkenberg, K. (2023). Salient sights and sounds: Comparing visual and auditory stimuli remembrance using Audio Set and sonic mapping. In: Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Confererence: . Paper presented at Sound and Music Computing Conference 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Salient sights and sounds: Comparing visual and auditory stimuli remembrance using Audio Set and sonic mapping
2023 (English)In: Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Confererence, 2023Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329307 (URN)
Conference
Sound and Music Computing Conference 2023
Note

QC 20230620

Available from: 2023-06-19 Created: 2023-06-19 Last updated: 2023-06-20Bibliographically approved
McHugh, L., Wu, C. W., Xu, X. & Falkenberg, K. (2023). Salient sights and sounds: comparing visual and auditory stimuli remembrance using audio set ontology and sonic mapping. In: SMC 2023: Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2023. Paper presented at 20th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2023, Hybrid, Stockholm, Sweden, Jun 15 2023 - Jun 17 2023 (pp. 426-432). Sound and Music Computing Network
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Salient sights and sounds: comparing visual and auditory stimuli remembrance using audio set ontology and sonic mapping
2023 (English)In: SMC 2023: Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2023, Sound and Music Computing Network , 2023, p. 426-432Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this study, we explore how store customers recall their perceptual experience with a focus on comparing the remembrance of auditory and visual stimuli. The study was carried out using a novel mixed-methods approach that involved Deep Hanging Out, field study and interviews, including drawing sonic mind maps. The data collected was analysed using thematic analysis, sound classification with the Audio Set ontology, counting occurrences of different auditory and visual elements attended in the store, and rating the richness of their descriptions. The results showed that sights were more salient than sounds and that participants recalled music more frequently compared to the Deep Hanging Out observations, but remembered fewer varieties of sounds in general.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sound and Music Computing Network, 2023
National Category
Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-337825 (URN)2-s2.0-85171737933 (Scopus ID)
Conference
20th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2023, Hybrid, Stockholm, Sweden, Jun 15 2023 - Jun 17 2023
Note

Part of ISBN 9789152773727

QC 20231123

Available from: 2023-10-09 Created: 2023-10-09 Last updated: 2023-11-23Bibliographically approved
Lindetorp, H. & Falkenberg, K. (2022). Evaluating Web Audio for learning, accessibility and distribution. Journal of The Audio Engineering Society, 70(11), 962-978
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluating Web Audio for learning, accessibility and distribution
2022 (English)In: Journal of The Audio Engineering Society, ISSN 1549-4950, Vol. 70, no 11, p. 962-978Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Web Audio has a great potential for interactive audio content in which an open standard and easy integration with other web-based tools makes it particularly interesting. From earlier studies, obstacles for students to materialize creative ideas through programming were identified; focus shifted from artistic ambition to solving technical issues. This study builds upon 20 years of experience from teaching sound and music computing and evaluates how Web Audio contributes to the learning experience. Data was collected from different student projects through analysis of source code, reflective texts, group discussions, and online self-evaluation forms. The result indicates that Web Audio serves well as a learning platform and that an XML abstraction of the API helped the students to stay focused on the artistic output. It is also concluded that an online tool can reduce the time for getting started with Web Audio to less than 1 h. Although many obstacles have been successfully removed, the authors argue that there is still a great potential for new online tools targeting audio application development in which the accessibility and sharing features contribute to an even better learning experience. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Audio Engineering Society, 2022
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Media Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-317058 (URN)10.17743/jaes.2022.0031 (DOI)001068184800005 ()2-s2.0-85143869197 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20230329

Available from: 2022-09-05 Created: 2022-09-05 Last updated: 2024-05-21Bibliographically approved
Snarberg, H., Pantigoso Velasquez, Ä., Falkenberg, K. & Johansson, S. (2022). Preparing for the future for all: The state of accessibility education at technical universities. In: EDULEARN22 Proceedings: . Paper presented at 14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Dates: 4-6 July, 2022 Location: Palma, Spain (pp. 7799-7805). IATED
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preparing for the future for all: The state of accessibility education at technical universities
2022 (English)In: EDULEARN22 Proceedings, IATED , 2022, p. 7799-7805Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IATED, 2022
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-317054 (URN)10.21125/edulearn.2022.1820 (DOI)
Conference
14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Dates: 4-6 July, 2022 Location: Palma, Spain
Note

QC 20220905

Part of proceedings: ISBN 978-84-09-42484-9

Available from: 2022-09-05 Created: 2022-09-05 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
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