Professor Alicia Peñalba (and colleagues)
Department of Musicology, University of Valladolid

Dr. Peñalba has been working with us since 2010. Her research focuses on the question of how a technological tool like MotionComposer (MC), which “transforms movement into music” can show varying gestural behaviors in people of different age, gender and training, some of them with disabilities. She has conducted controlled field studies in which subjects were given the chance to create music with their movements.

Over the course of our collaboration, she and her team have written 4 papers concerning this work:

Acitores, A.P.; Wechsler, R. (2010). DANZA INTERACTIVA CON NIÑOS PARÁLISIS CEREBRAL, XXVII Congreso de la Asociación Española de Logopedia, Foniatría y Audiología, 7, 8 y 9 de julio de 2010, Valladolid, Spain. 2010 >>> spanish [pdf]  > english (Motion Tracking: a Music and Dance Tool for Children with Cerebral Palsy) [pdf]

Peñalba, A, Valles, M-J., Partesotti, E., Castañón, R., Sevillano, M-A. (2015).  Gesturality and Technology:  Restricting or Expanding? Proceedings of the 4th International MetaBody Forum (IMF), Madrid 2015, p. 52-53 >>> [pdf]