- Research Teams
- Sound Systems and Signals: Audio/Acoustics, InstruMents
- Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces
- Sound Perception and Design
- Sound Analysis-Synthesis
- Sound Music Movement Interaction
- Musical Representations
- Analysis of Musical Practices
Sound Systems and Signals: Audio/Acoustics, InstruMents
The team is interested in exploring, understanding, reproducing, and inventing sound objects in audio, acoustics, focusing on musical instruments and the production of the human voice.
More precisely, the objectives are to model, simulate, identify, and optimize these systems (voice, musician/instrument, loudspeakers, audio electronic effects, etc.) using physics to reveal and benefit from heir intrinsic structures. The team creates methods for analysis, transformation, control, and simulation of sounds as well as tools to
assist conception in virtual, real, or hybrid paradigms.
This global approach, “systems and signals” creates a synergy in the conception of these tools, connecting—not merely juxtaposing—several disciplines and scientific fields: physics, theory of systems and control, differential geometry, numerical analysis, signal processing, computer science, electronics, mechatronics, and robotics.
Target applications concern scientific, artistic, educational, and healthcare domains.
- Physical modeling of musical instruments and voice
- Sound synthesis based on physical modeling
- Modeling physical audio systems and loudspeakers
- Experimental robotic platforms: robotic bow, robotic artificial mouth to play brass instruments, robotic apparatus at a 1:1 scale
- Identification of non-linear systems
- Control of non-linear systems and historical objects
- Augmented instruments, hybrid instruments
- Augmented lutherie
Acoustics, mechanics, non-linear systems, automatic and control, signal theory, differential geometry, digital analysis, experimentation, mechatronics, real and virtual instrument-making, sound synthesis.
Athena-RIC (Greece), Cabrilog SAS (France), Cambridge University (United Kingdom), C2RMF-Louvre, C2RMF et Louvre-Lens (Paris), Centre Bernoulli-EPFL (Switzerland), CHU Liège, EPCC-Edinburgh Univ. (United Kingdom), GIPSA-lab (Grenoble), IJLRA-Sorbonne Université (Paris), IMJPRG-Sorbonne Université (Paris), Imperial College London (United Kingdom), ISAE-SUPAÉRO (Toulouse), LAGEP-université Lyon-1 (Lyon), LaSiE-université de la La Rochelle (France), LEOPOLY (Hongrie), LMA-CNRS (Marseille), LMD-ENS (Paris), Mines ParisTech (Paris), Musée de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris, NTNU (Trondheim, Norway), Thalès Group (France).
Research topics and related projects
Prototypes of musical instruments, or components of musical instruments, that can be used in concert have been produced in this project
The Augmented Instruments
Acoustic instruments that have been fitted with sensors
European and national projects
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Interconnected inFInite-Dimensional systems for HEterogeneous Media
Virtualisation d’instruments de musique électroniques et clonage analogique/numérique de composants pour la conservation
Web Audio Semantic Aggregated in the Browser for Indexation
Softwares (design & development)
The Snail-Absolute Tuning
Head Researcher : Thomas Hélie
Researchers & Engineers : David Roze, Charles Picasso, Robert Piéchaud, Henri Boutin, Brigitte d'Andréa-Novel
PhD Students : Thomas Risse, Vincent Martos, Loïc Forma, Alexis Thibault, Colette Voisembert
Trainee.s : Emilie Stentz, Victor Bigand