I presented INTIMAL at Musikkteknologidagene 2017 at the Norwegian Academy of Music. It was a good space to share my initial thoughts about the system. I am focusing on voice and language and an important question with some oral archives is how the body listens to painful experiences and to good experiences too, particularly where the body is mentioned within the narrative, and how INTIMAL, a system placed between the psychological and body listening, and the technological mediation, using voice, could open spaces for transformation of individual and shared memories of loss (because of conflict and because of migration). This is a moment for many questions, also including “how the body moves when listening to its own voice and in different languages”, “how walking makes sense of place, in a new physical foreign space”, and how in this manner body meets the different parts of the system. Questions of interactivity are about entrainment in physical and virtual spaces, looking for a historical body that might be perceived as fragmented.
I have been awarded by the European Commission a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA) for the project INTIMAL: a novel physical-virtual ’embodied system’ for relational listening. I am very happy with this opportunity to learn about embodied cognition at the University of Oslo, and the different methods and musical approaches on sonification of body movement. As part of the celebration of MSCA 100000 fellows, who have received this prestigious award over the last 20 years, I have been invited with other 29 fellows to the awards ceremony in Brussels on Sept 26th and 27th. On the 26th, I will offer a short presentation of INTIMAL. We are joining the event ‘Science is Wonderful’ which showcases projects by MSCA fellows. The event is open to all!
On this link you can read about 30 Research Fellows’ backgrounds and projects.