Dr Marcelo Gimenes
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Dr Marcelo Gimenes

KTP Associate - Computer Generated Music Systems Developer

KTP & Enterprise Solutions - Research Gateway (Advisory) (Research & Innovation)

Role

Researcher Fellow
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate
Computer Generated Music Systems Developer

Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • Post-doctoral research  “Towards Autonomous Virtual Musical Communities”. Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Sound Communication. Campinas State University, Brazil. (2010/2013)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Music) “An Approach to Machine Development of Musical Ontogeny”. School of Computing, Communications and Electronics - University of Plymouth, UK. (2008)
  • Master of Arts “Jazz Stylistic Features Through The Identification Of Vertical Structures In Bill Evans's Work”. Arts Institute, Campinas State University, Brazil. (2003)
Previous Appointments:
  • Visiting Researcher at the School of Music, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield, UK. (2012/2013)
  • Research Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Sound Communication. Campinas State University, Brazil. (2010/2013)
  • Accredited Lecturer at the Post-Graduation Department. Arts Institute, Campinas State University. (2010/2014)
  • Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Music, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield, UK. (2008/2014)
  • Research Assistant at the School of Music, University of Huddersfield, UK. (2008)

Professional membership

Brazilian Association for Cognition & Musical Arts

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK

Roles on external bodies

  • Member of the Advisory Board: Journal Música Popular em Revista.
  • Member of the Editorial Board: Journal NICS Reports.
Paper reviewer:
  • XIII Simpósio Brasileiro de Computação Musical - SBCM. 2011.
  • IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC). 2012.
  • IV Workshop em Música Ubíqua - UbiMus. 2012.
  • VIII Simpósio de Cognição e Artes Musicais - SIMCAM 8. 2012.
  • XIV Simpósio Brasileiro de Computação Musical - SBCM. 2013
  • IX Simpósio de Cognição e Artes Musicais - SIMCAM 9. 2013
  • V Workshop em Música Ubíqua - UbiMus. 2013.

Teaching interests

Computer Music & Music Technology
Music Cognition
Electroacoustic Music
Piano Improvisation

Previous Teaching:
  • Music, Memory and Emotion (relationships between music, memory and emotions aiming at understanding the development of musical skills). Campinas State University. Module leader, 2012.
  • Introduction to Programming of Musical Systems (development of computer applications for composition, performance and musicology). Campinas State University. Module leader, 2011.
  • Music Evolution Models: Ontogeny and Memetics (relationships between music and memory; computer simulation of musical influence). Campinas State University. Module leader, 2011.

Staff serving as external examiners

Masters Transfer Examination
  • Adriano Claro Monteiro. Sistemas de Improvisação Assistida por Computador Contextualizados à Criação Musical. Campinas State University. 2011.
PhD Transfer Examination
  • Waldir de Amorim Pinto. O Pagode do Fundo de Quintal e o seu Registro em Disco: O Processo de Mediação e Transformação. Campinas State University. 2011. 
  • Cleber da Silveira Campos. Improvisação com Suporte Tecnológico Utilizando-se Modelos de Recursividade. Campinas State University. 2011.
  • Ronaldo Silva. A audiação notacional e a capacidade de retenção da memória de trabalho visual em músicos profissionais. Campinas State University. 2013.

Research interests

Music Cognition
Machine Musicianship
Artificial Intelligence
Interactive Music Systems
Music Evolution
Popular Music

Other research

Member of the Music Evolution Research Group at the University of Huddersfield. 2012/2013.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Successful completions:
  • Daniel Ribeiro Campos. Masters Degree: Brazilian Double-Bass in the Sixties. Campinas State University. 2014.
  • Sergio Lyra David. Masters Degree: Eddie Palmieri’s Latin Jazz: Identity and Dialogue. Campinas State University. 2014.
Current supervision:
  • Raphael Ferreira da Silva. PhD Degree: Dynamics of Interaction in Idiomatic Improvisation. Campinas State University
  • Claudia Coutinho Liedke. Masters Degree: Music Education and Textures: a Multisensory Approach. Campinas State University

Grants & contracts

2010. Four-year postdoctoral fellowship granted by the São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP)
2004. Four-year doctoral fellowship granted by Capes - (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Higher Education Council Funding), Brazilian Ministry of Education.

Creative practice & artistic projects

Dr. Gimenes' musical career includes a comprehensive array of activities in performance (piano) and composition in different settings and styles, from classical and contemporary music to Brazilian and jazz improvisation, using acoustic and electronic instruments.
Sample performances:
  • BCI Got Rhythm. Edinburgh's Sonic Fusion Festival. 2006.
  • Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival. University of Plymouth. 2006.
  • Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival. University of Plymouth. 2005.

Book Chapter
  • Gimenes, M. and Miranda, E. (2011) Emergent Worldviews: An Ontomemetic Approach to Musical Intelligence, in Eduardo R. Miranda (ed.), A-Life for Music: On Music and Computer Models of Living Systems (Middleton, Wisconsin: A-R Editions).
Journal Papers
  • Gimenes, M. (2011) Overview of computer models for cognitive musicology (Panorama dos modelos computacionais aplicados à musicologia cognitiva). Revista Cognição & Artes Musicais. Curitiba, Brazil.
Conference Papers
  • Gimenes, M. (2013). Improved Believability in Agent-Based Computer Musical Systems Designed to Study Music Evolution. International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research, Marseille. 
  • Liedke, C. C. and Gimenes, M. (2013). Educação Musical e Texturas - Uma abordagem Multissensorial. IX Simpósio de Cognição e Artes Musicais - SIMCAM 9. Belém do Pará. 
  • Silva, R. d., Goldemberg, R., Gimenes, M. (2013). Em Busca de um Modelo de Memória Aplicável à Audiação Notacional. IX Simpósio de Cognição e Artes Musicais - SIMCAM 9. Belém do Pará. 
  • Tenório, A.C., Santos, R.M.R., Gimenes, M. (2013). Emoção e Ansiedade na Performance Musical. IX Simpósio de Cognição e Artes Musicais - SIMCAM 9. Belém do Pará. 
  • Gimenes, M. and J. Manzolli (2012). Chronicling the development of musical styles: a computer-based approach. Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology. Göttingen, Germany.
  • Gimenes, M. (2012). Understanding how motivational states affect musical evolution (Compreendendo os estados motivacionais e suas relações com a evolução musical). VIII Simpósio de Cognição e Artes Musicais. Florianópolis.
  • Gimenes, M. (2011). The transdisciplinary character of interactive musical systems (Do caráter transdisciplinar dos sistemas interativos musicais). VII Simpósio de Cognição de Artes Musicais. Brasilia, Brazil.
  • Gimenes, M. and Manzolli, J. (2010). Comments on the design of musical interfaces: from traditional instruments to new devices with technological support (Crítica ao Design de Interfaces Musicais: dos Instrumentos Tradicionais aos Novos Dispositivos com Suporte Tecnológico). XX Congresso da Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Música (ANPPOM). Florianopolis, Brazil.
  • Gimenes, M. (2010). Ontomemetics and musical evolution (A Ontomemética e a Evolução Musical). VI Simpósio de Cognição e Artes Musicais (SIMCAM). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Gimenes, M. and Miranda, E. R. (2008). An A-Life Approach to Machine Learning of Musical Worldviews for Improvisation Systems, Proceedings of 5th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Berlin. Germany.
  • Gimenes, M., Miranda, E. & Johnson, C. (2007) Emergent Musical Environments: An Artificial Life Approach. Workshop on Music and Artificial Life (ECAL). Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Gimenes, M., Miranda, E. & Johnson, C. (2007) Musicianship for Robots with Style. New Interfaces for Musical Expression. New York, USA.
  • Gimenes, M. & Manzolli, J. (2006) Technical and instrumental affordances: a model for the performance and creativity in contemporary music. Congresso da Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Música. Brasilia, Brazil.
  • Gimenes, M., Miranda, E. & Johnson, C. (2006) The development of musical styles in a society of software agents. International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Bologna, Italy, Bologna University Press.
  • Gimenes, M., Miranda, E. & Johnson, C. (2005) A Memetic Approach to the Evolution of Rhythms in a Society of Software Agents. Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music. Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Gimenes, M., Miranda, E. & Johnson, C. (2005) On the Learning Stages of an Intelligent Rhythmic Generator. Sound and Music Computing Conference. Salerno, Italy.
  • Martins, J., Gimenes, M., Manzolli, J. & Maia Jr, A. (2005) Similarity Measures for Rhythmic Sequences. Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music. Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Coutinho, E., Gimenes, M., Martins, J. & Miranda, E. (2005) Computational Musicology: An Artificial Life Approach. Portuguese Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms. Covilhã, Portugal.
Book Review
  • Martins, J. M., Gimenes, M. & Zhang, Q. (2005) Music Query. Methods, Models and User Studies. In Hewlett, W. B. & Selfridge-Field, E. (Eds.) Computing in Musicology. Cambridge, 2004, MIT Press

Reports & invited lectures

  • "Music and Memory (Memory, Our Perception of the World and Our Experience of Music)". University of Plymouth. 2014.
  • "Identidade e Evolução Musical em Mundos Artificiais". IX Simpósio de Cognição e Artes Musicais em Belém do Pará. 2013.
  • "Motivational States in Artificial Musical Societies". Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research. University of Plymouth 2013
  • "On the footsteps of music evolution: an artificial world approach". University of Huddersfield. 2012 
  • "Cognição e Interfaces: estudos culturais e intertextuais". VIII Simpósio de Cognição e Artes Musicais. 2012
  • "Improvisação e sistemas interativos na musicologia". Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Sound Communication. Campinas State University, Brazil. 2011.
  • "Modelos computacionais aplicados à criatividade musical". Festival de Música Contemporânea e Tecnologia de Campinas. Fórum Um Panorama da Musica Contemporânea. 2011.
  • "Processos Algoritmos em Sistemas Interativos e Improvisação com Computador". Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Sound Communication. Campinas State University, Brazil. 2011.
  • "Modelos aplicados à evolução musical". Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Sound Communication. Campinas State University, Brazil. 2010
  • "Artificial Intelligence and Music: An Ontomemetic Model". Music Research Fora 2008-9. School of Music, Humanities and Media. University of Huddersfield. Huddersfield, UK. 2008
  • "Emergent worldviews: An ontomemetical approach to musical intelligence". International Music Computing Research Workshop. The Open University. Milton Keynes, UK. 2008
  • "An Approach to Machine Musicianship". Informatics Research Institute Seminars. University of Exeter. Exeter, UK. 2008
  • “BCI got Rhythm: Improvisation for Two Pianos and Brain-Computer Music Interface”. Workshop at the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Paris, France. 2006

Other academic activities

  • Extensive experience with music software (recording, sequencing, editorial, etc.).
  • Extensive experience with design and implementation of computer musical systems (C, C++, Visual C++, Objective-C, .Net and Cocoa).

Additional information

Other Qualification
  • Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes en Piano. Conservatoire National de Musique, Danse et Art Dramatique de Cergy-Pontoise, France (1989)
  • BSc (Hons) Law with Political, Administrative and Financial Studies. São Paulo University. São Paulo. (1987)
  • Music Conservatory (Major in Piano). Conservatório Musical Carlos Gomes. Campinas, Brazil. (1981)
Computer Systems development
  • Comunidades Musicais Autônomas CoMA (Autonomous Musical Communities). Application for the exploration of the evolution of musical styles in virtual communities. (2012)
  • Translator: application for conversions between musical representations (MusicXML, Tonalities and Humdrum). (2008)
  • Interactive Musical Environments (iMe): real-time musical system for the interaction between human musicians and software agents through the practice of improvised music. (2007)
  • Rhythmic Meme Generator (RGeme): multi-agent interactive musical system in which software agents execute human-inspired activities and communicate with the outside world and between themselves via MIDI files. (2005)
Languages
  • Portuguese (native speaker)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (fluent)

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