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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
Frid, E., Pauletto, S., Bouvier, B. & Fraticelli, M. (2023). A Dual-Task Experimental Methodology for Exploration of Saliency of Auditory Notifications in a Retail Soundscape. In: Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2023): Sonification for the Masses, 2023: . Paper presented at International Conference on Auditory Displays - Sonification for the Masses (ICAD 2023), Norrköping, Sweden, 26-30 June 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Dual-Task Experimental Methodology for Exploration of Saliency of Auditory Notifications in a Retail Soundscape
2023 (English)In: Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2023): Sonification for the Masses, 2023, 2023Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an experimental design of a dual-task experiment aimed at exploring the salience of auditory notifications. The first task is a Sustained Attention to Response Task (SART) and the second task involves listening to a complex store soundscape that includes ambient sounds, background music and auditory notifications. In this task, subjects are asked to press a button when an auditory notification is detected. The proposed method is based on a triangulation approach in which quantitative variables are combined with perceptual ratings and free-text question replies to obtain a holistic picture of how the sound environment is perceived. Results from this study can be used to inform the design of systems presenting music and peripheral auditory notifications in a retail environment.

Keywords
auditory notifications, auditory saliency, dual-task experimental design
National Category
Media Engineering Psychology
Research subject
Art, Technology and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-330888 (URN)
Conference
International Conference on Auditory Displays - Sonification for the Masses (ICAD 2023), Norrköping, Sweden, 26-30 June 2023
Projects
Sonification of Goods in StoresSweet-sounding Shop Goods
Note

QC 20230705

Available from: 2023-07-04 Created: 2023-07-04 Last updated: 2023-07-07Bibliographically 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
Frid, E. (2023). Musical Robots: Overview and Methods for Evaluation. In: Richard Savery (Ed.), Sound and Robotics: Speech, Non-Verbal Audio and Robotic Musicianship (pp. 1-42). Boca Raton, FL, USA: Informa UK Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Musical Robots: Overview and Methods for Evaluation
2023 (English)In: Sound and Robotics: Speech, Non-Verbal Audio and Robotic Musicianship / [ed] Richard Savery, Boca Raton, FL, USA: Informa UK Limited , 2023, p. 1-42Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Musical robots are complex systems that require the integration of several different functions to successfully operate. These processes range from sound analysis and music representation to mapping and modeling of musical expression. Recent advancements in Computational Creativity (CC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have added yet another level of complexity to these settings, with aspects of Human–AI Interaction (HAI) becoming increasingly important. The rise of intelligent music systems raises questions not only about the evaluation of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in robot musicianship but also about the quality of the generated musical output. The topic of evaluation has been extensively discussed and debated in the fields of Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) and New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) throughout the years. However, interactions with robots often have a strong social or emotional component, and the experience of interacting with a robot is therefore somewhat different from that of interacting with other technologies. Since musical robots produce creative output, topics such as creative agency and what is meant by the term "success" when interacting with an intelligent music system should also be considered. The evaluation of musical robots thus expands beyond traditional evaluation concepts such as usability and user experience. To explore which evaluation methodologies might be appropriate for musical robots, this chapter first presents a brief introduction to the field of research dedicated to robotic musicianship, followed by an overview of evaluation methods used in the neighboring research fields of HCI, HRI, HAI, NIME, and CC. The chapter concludes with a review of evaluation methods used in robot musicianship literature and a discussion of prospects for future research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Boca Raton, FL, USA: Informa UK Limited, 2023
Keywords
music, sound, robots, new interfaces for musical expression, multimodal interaction, evaluation, Human-Robot Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction, accessible digital musical instruments, Human-AI Interaction
National Category
Media and Communication Technology Music Robotics Human Computer Interaction Interaction Technologies
Research subject
Media Technology; Art, Technology and Design; Human-computer Interaction; Speech and Music Communication
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-340547 (URN)10.1201/9781003320470-12 (DOI)2-s2.0-85179234336 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2020-00343
Note

Part of ISBN 978-100099361-5, 978-103234084-5

QC 20231208

Available from: 2023-12-07 Created: 2023-12-07 Last updated: 2023-12-28Bibliographically 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
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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
Núñez-Pacheco, C. & Frid, E. (2023). Sharing Earthquake Narratives: Making Space for Others in our Autobiographical Design Process. In: Albrecht Schmidt, Kaisa Väänänen,Tesh Goyal, Per Ola Kristensson,Anicia Peters, Stefanie Mueller, Julie R. Williamson, Max L. Wilson (Ed.), CHI '23: Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: . Paper presented at CHI '23: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 23-28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany. New York, NY, United States, Article ID 685.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sharing Earthquake Narratives: Making Space for Others in our Autobiographical Design Process
2023 (English)In: CHI '23: Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems / [ed] Albrecht Schmidt, Kaisa Väänänen,Tesh Goyal, Per Ola Kristensson,Anicia Peters, Stefanie Mueller, Julie R. Williamson, Max L. Wilson, New York, NY, United States, 2023, article id 685Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

As interaction designers are venturing to design for others based on autobiographical experiences, it becomes particularly relevant to critically distinguish the designer’s voice from others’ experiences. However, few reports go into detail about how self and others mutually shape the design process and how to incorporate external evaluation into these designs. We describe a one-year process involving the design and evaluation of a prototype combining haptics and storytelling, aiming to materialise and share somatic memories of earthquakes experienced by a designer and her partner. We contribute with three strategies for bringing others into our autobiographical processes, avoiding the dilution of frst-person voices while critically addressing design faws that might hinder the representation of our stories. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY, United States: , 2023
Keywords
soma design, autobiographical design, frst-person research, HCI
National Category
Media and Communication Technology Interaction Technologies Design
Research subject
Human-computer Interaction; Media Technology; Art, Technology and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-331147 (URN)
Conference
CHI '23: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 23-28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany
Funder
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, CHI19-0034
Note

QC 20230707

Available from: 2023-07-05 Created: 2023-07-05 Last updated: 2023-07-07Bibliographically approved
Núñez-Pacheco, C. & Frid, E. (2023). Sharing Earthquake Narratives: Making Space for Others in our Autobiographical Design Process. In: CHI 2023 - Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: . Paper presented at 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023, Hamburg, Germany, Apr 23 2023 - Apr 28 2023. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Article ID 685.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sharing Earthquake Narratives: Making Space for Others in our Autobiographical Design Process
2023 (English)In: CHI 2023 - Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) , 2023, article id 685Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As interaction designers are venturing to design for others based on autobiographical experiences, it becomes particularly relevant to critically distinguish the designer's voice from others' experiences. However, few reports go into detail about how self and others mutually shape the design process and how to incorporate external evaluation into these designs. We describe a one-year process involving the design and evaluation of a prototype combining haptics and storytelling, aiming to materialise and share somatic memories of earthquakes experienced by a designer and her partner. We contribute with three strategies for bringing others into our autobiographical processes, avoiding the dilution of first-person voices while critically addressing design flaws that might hinder the representation of our stories.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2023
Keywords
autobiographical design, first-person research, HCI, soma design
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-349552 (URN)10.1145/3544548.3580977 (DOI)001037809505014 ()2-s2.0-85160017039 (Scopus ID)
Conference
2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023, Hamburg, Germany, Apr 23 2023 - Apr 28 2023
Note

Part of ISBN 9781450394215

QC 20240702

Available from: 2024-07-02 Created: 2024-07-02 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Panariello, C. & Frid, E. (2023). SuperOM: a SuperCollider class to generate music scores in OpenMusic. In: Anthony Paul De Ritis, Victor Zappi, Jeremy Van Buskirk and John Mallia (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation (TENOR): . Paper presented at TENOR - International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation, Boston, MA, USA, May 15-17, 2023 (pp. 68-75). Boston, MA, USA: Northeastern University Library
Open this publication in new window or tab >>SuperOM: a SuperCollider class to generate music scores in OpenMusic
2023 (English)In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation (TENOR) / [ed] Anthony Paul De Ritis, Victor Zappi, Jeremy Van Buskirk and John Mallia, Boston, MA, USA: Northeastern University Library , 2023, p. 68-75Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper introduces SuperOM, a class built for the software SuperCollider in order to create a bridge to OpenMu- sic and thus facilitate the creation of musical scores from SuperCollider patches. SuperOM is primarily intended to be used as a tool for SuperCollider users who make use of assisted composition techniques and want the output of such processes to be captured through automatic notation transcription. This paper first presents an overview of existing transcription tools for SuperCollider, followed by a detailed description of SuperOM and its implementation, as well as examples of how it can be used in practice. Finally, a case study in which the transcription tool was used as an assistive composition tool to generate the score of a sonification – which later was turned into a piano piece – is discussed. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Boston, MA, USA: Northeastern University Library, 2023
Keywords
SuperCollider, OpenMusic, class, computer assisted composition, automatic music notation
National Category
Music
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-327068 (URN)10.17760/D20511476 (DOI)
Conference
TENOR - International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation, Boston, MA, USA, May 15-17, 2023
Note

QC 20230630

Available from: 2023-05-17 Created: 2023-05-17 Last updated: 2023-07-05Bibliographically approved
Frid, E., Panariello, C. & Núñez-Pacheco, C. (2022). Customizing and Evaluating Accessible Multisensory Music Experiences with Pre-Verbal Children: A Case Study on the Perception of Musical Haptics Using Participatory Design with Proxies. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 6(7), Article ID 55.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Customizing and Evaluating Accessible Multisensory Music Experiences with Pre-Verbal Children: A Case Study on the Perception of Musical Haptics Using Participatory Design with Proxies
2022 (English)In: Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, ISSN 2414-4088, Vol. 6, no 7, article id 55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research on Accessible Digital Musical Instruments (ADMIs) has highlighted the need for participatory design methods, i.e., to actively include users as co-designers and informants in the design process. However, very little work has explored how pre-verbal children with Profound and Multiple Disabilities (PMLD) can be involved in such processes. In this paper, we apply in-depth qualitative and mixed methodologies in a case study with four students with PMLD. Using Participatory Design with Proxies (PDwP), we assess how these students can be involved in the customization and evaluation of the design of a multisensory music experience intended for a large-scale ADMI. Results from an experiment focused on communication of musical haptics highlighted the diversity in employed interaction strategies used by the children, accessibility limitations of the current multisensory experience design, and the importance of using a multifaceted variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to arrive at more informed conclusions when applying a design with proxies methodology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI AG, 2022
Keywords
accessible digital musical instruments, multimodal feedback, haptics, multisensory rooms, participatory design, disability studies
National Category
Music Interaction Technologies Media and Communication Technology
Research subject
Media Technology; Human-computer Interaction; Art, Technology and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-316293 (URN)10.3390/mti6070055 (DOI)000832049500001 ()2-s2.0-85136133459 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Ljudskogen
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2020-00343
Note

QC 20220812

Available from: 2022-08-12 Created: 2022-08-12 Last updated: 2023-05-17Bibliographically approved
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