Computational Analysis of Bowed-String Performance: From Motion Capture to (i) Sound Synthesis and (ii) Quantification of Interdependence in String Quartets
Esteban Maestre was born in 1979. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain), in 2001 and 2003 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science and digital communication from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Catalonia in 2009. From 2001 to 2006, he was a Lecturer at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. During 2003 and 2004, he carried out research at Philips Research Laboratories, Aachen, Germany. From 2004 to 2010, he was a researcher (Music Technology Group) and a lecturer (Department of Information and Communication Technologies) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In 2008, he was a visiting researcher at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University, where he is now a postdoctoral fellow working on gesture synthesis for automatic control of bowed string physical models. Concurrently, he is also with the Music Technology Group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) where he directs research on ensemble performance analysis and supervises Ph.D. students funded by large-scale EU Comission research projects. His research interests include sound analysis/synthesis, gesture control of virtual musical instruments, performance modeling, and auditory-motor interaction.