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Emma

Emma Frid is a postdoctoral researcher at the STMS Laboratory at IRCAM, where she is working in the COSMOS project, under a Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council) International Postdoctoral Grant hosted by the Sound and Music Computing group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Emma obtained a PhD in Sound and Music Computing from the Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in January 2020. Her thesis was entitled "Diverse Sounds - Enabling Inclusive Sonic Interaction" and focused on how Sonic Interaction Design can be used to promote inclusion and diversity in music-making. Emma is the author of the first full review on Accessible Digital Musical Instruments (ADMIs). Her research interests include Sonic Interaction Design (SID), inclusive music technology and practice, multimodal interface design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), human-AI interaction, and haptics. Emma holds a Master’s of Science in Engineering in Media Technology from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. In 2014, she was a graduate research trainee at Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory (IDMIL), McGill University, where she completed a Master’s Thesis project on vibrotactile feedback for live electronics. In 2019, Emma worked as an Audio Research Intern at the Adobe Creative Intelligence Lab in San Francisco, where she focused on interfaces supporting AI Music generation. When Emma is not working with sound and music research, she is playing the violin and the piano, taking pictures, or hanging ut with her cat.

PUBLICATIONS

  • E. Frid, M. Orini, G. Martinelli, & E. Chew. Mapping Inter-Cardiovascular Time-Frequency Coherence to Harmonic Tension in Sonification of Ensemble Interaction Between a COVID-19 Patient and the Medical Team. Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), 2021.
  • K. Falkenberg, E. Frid, M. Ljungdahl Eriksson, T. Otterbring & S-O. Daunfeldt. Auditory Notification of Customer Actions in a Virtual Retail Environment: Sound Design, Awareness and Attention. Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), 2021.
  • E. Frid, & R. Bresin. Perceptual Evaluation of Blended Sonification of Mechanical Robot Sounds Produced by Emotionally Expressive Gestures: Augmenting Consequential Sounds to Improve Non-verbal Robot Communication. International Journal of Socical Robotics, 2021.
  • E. Frid, & A. Ilsar. Reimagining (Accessible) Digital Musical Instruments: A Survey on Electronic Music-Making Tools. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), 2021.
  • R. Bresin, E. Frid, A. B. Latupeirissa & C. Panariello. Robust Non-Verbal Expression in Humanoid Robots: New Methods for Augmenting Expressive Movements with Sound. In: Proceedings of the Sound in Human-Robot Interaction Workshop, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2021.
  • K. Falkenberg, H. Lindetorp, A. B. Latupeirissa & E. Frid. Creating Digital Musical Instruments with and for Children: Including Vocal Sketching as a Method for Engaging in Codesign. Human Technologies, vol. 16(3), 2020.
  • R. Bresin, M. Manzini, L. Elblaus & E. Frid. Sonification of the Self vs. Sonification of the Other: Differences in the Sonification of Performed vs. Observed Simple Hand Movements. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2020.
  • E. Frid & H. Lindetorp. Haptic Music - Exploring Whole-Body Vibrations and Tactile Sound for a Multisensory Music Installation. Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), 2020.
  • E. Frid. Diverse Sounds - Enabling Inclusive Sonic Interaction. KTH Royal Institute of Technology. PhD Thesis presented January 10, 2020.
  • K. Falkenberg Hansen, A. B. Latupeirissa, E. Frid & H. Lindetorp. Unproved Methods from the Frontier in the Course Curriculum: A Bidirectional and Mutually Beneficial Research Challenge. Proceedings of the International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED, 2020.
  • E. Frid, C. Gomes & Z. Jin. Music Creation by Example. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI, 24.3% acceptance rate), 2020.
  • E. Frid. Accessible Digital Musical Instruments - A Review of Musical Interfaces in Inclusive Music Practice. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, vol. 3, 2019.
  • C. Panariello, M. Sköld, E. Frid & R. Bresin. From Vocal Sketching to Sound Models by Means of a Sound-Based Musical Transcription System. Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), 2019.
  • A. B. Latupeirissa, E. Frid and R. Bresin. Sonic Characteristics of Robots in Films. Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), 2019.
  • E. Frid, H. Lindetorp, K. F. Hansen, L Elblaus & R. Bresin. Sound Forest - An Accessible Multisensory Music Installation. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI, 25.7% acceptance rate), 2019.
  • E. Frid, L. Elblaus & R. Bresin. Interactive Sonification of a Fluid Dance Movement - An Exploratory Study. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI), 2018.
  • E. Frid, R. Bresin, J. Moll & E. Sallnäs-Pysander. Haptic Feedback Combined with Movement Sonification Using a Friction Sound Improves Task Performance in a Virtual Throwing Task. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI), 2018.
  • E. Frid. Accessible Digital Musical Instruments: A Survey of Inclusive Instruments Presented at the NIME, SMC and ICMC Conferences. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), 2018.
  • E. Frid, R. Bresin & S. Alexanderson. Perception of Mechanical Sounds Inherent to Expressive Gestures of a NAO Robot - Implications for Movement Sonification of Humanoids. Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), 2018.
  • E. Frid. Sonification of Women in Sound and Music Computing - The Sound of Female Authorship in ICMC, SMC and NIME Proceedings. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), 2017.
  • E. Frid, R. Bresin, J. Moll, & E.L. Sallnäs-Pysander. An Exploratory Study on the Effect of Auditory Feedback on Gaze Behavior in a Virtual Throwing Task With and Without Haptic Feedback. Proceedings of the Sound and Muisc Computing Conference (SMC), 2017.
  • E. Frid, R. Bresin, L. Elblaus & P. Alborno. Interactive Sonification of Spontaneous Movement of Children: Cross-Modal Mapping and the Perception of Body Movement Qualities through Sound. Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 10, 2016.
  • E. Frid, L. Elblaus & R. Bresin Sonification of Fluidity - An Exploration of Perceptual Connotations of a Particular Movement Feature. Proceedings of the 5th Interactive Sonification Workshop (ISon), 2016.
  • R. Bresin, L. Elblaus, E. Frid, F. Favero, L. Annersten, D. Berner & F. Morreale. Sound Forest/Ljudskogen: A Large-Scale String Based Interactive Musical Instrument. Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), 2016.
  • J. Paloranta, A. Lundström, L. Elblaus, R. Bresin and E. Frid. Interaction with a Large Sized Augmented String Instrument Intended for a Public Setting. Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), 2016.
  • M. Giordano, I. Hattwick, I. Franco, D. Egloff, E. Frid, V. Lamontagne, C. TeZ, C. Salter, & M. M. Wanderley. Design and Implementation of a Whole-Body Haptic Suit for “Ilinx”, a Multisensory Art Installation. Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), 2015.
  • E. Frid, M. Giordano, M. M. Schumacher & M. M. Wanderley. Physical and Perceptual Characterization of a Tactile Display for a Live-Electronics Notification System. Proceedings of the joint ICMC | SMC Conference, 2014.

NEWS

[2021-10-18] I will be Project Guide and give a talk on "Music Technology for Health" at the 4th Women in Music Information Retrieval Workshop (WiMIR), held on October 29, 18.00, GMT+2. More information can be found here. The WiMIR workshop is a satellite event of the ISMIR2021 conference.
[2021-10-18] I will be Paper Chair for NIME2022, together with Andrew McPherson. The Call for Papers is now published! You can find it here.
[2021-09-20] I was intereviewed by KTH Press about my work on ADMIs and the collaboration with the Dibber Rullen Special School. The interview is available here (in Swedish). An english version is published on the COSMOS blog.
[2021-08-12] I was intereviewed for the Women Nordic Music Technology (WoNoMute) interview series. WoNoMute is an organization that aims to promote and connect the work of women in music tech at local, national and international levels. The interview can be found here.
[2021-06-23] We have two papers accepted for ICAD2021! The first one, "Mapping Inter-Cardiovascular Time-Frequency Coherence to Harmonic Tension in Sonification of Ensemble Interaction Between a COVID-19 Patient and the Medical Team" will be presented on June 26 at 6.30 PM Paris time (UTC+2). The second one, "Auditory Notification of Customer Actions in a Virtual Retail Environment: Sound Design, Awareness and Attention", will be presentated on June 27 at 7.30 PM. The full program for ICAD can be found here.
[2021-06-23] Last week we presented our work "Reimagining (Accessible) Digital Musical Instruments: A Survey on Electronic Music-Making Tools" at NIME2021. The video presentation can now be found here.
[2021-06-21] I gave a short talk about Women in Sound and Music Computing at the event "Féminisme - Musique - Technologie", which was part of IRCAM Manifeste. The video from the event is available on Youtube. My presentation starts after ~39 minutes.
[2021-06-07] Our paper "Perceptual Evaluation of Blended Sonification of Mechanical Robot Sounds Produced by Emotionally Expressive Gestures: Augmenting Consequential Sounds to Improve Non-verbal Robot Communication" can be found here.
[2021-05-09] On May 6 the European Research Council celebrated 10 000 grantees with an online ceremony, and the COSMOS project was selected as one of fifteen stories to be featured on how the ERC transformed science! More information can be found here.
[2021-04-27] Our work "Reimagining (Accessible) Digital Musical Instruments: A Survey on Electronic Music-Making Tools" was accepted as full paper at NIME2021 and can now be found here.
[2021-04-27] Our paper entitled "Perceptual Evaluation of Blended Sonification of Mechanical Robot Sounds Produced by Emotionally Expressive Gestures: Augmenting Consequential Sounds to Improve Non-verbal Robot Communication" has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Social Robotics (SORO).
[2021-03-22] I will give a short introduction to ADMIs at Interact@CIRMMT - Fostering Inclusion in Music: Perspectives from Practitioners and Researchers in Music Therapy and Technology on March 30 at 5.30 PM EDT/10.30 CET (online). For more info, see the CIRMMT or IDMIL webpage or this Fb event.
[2021-03-08] We are presenting our work "Robust Non-Verbal Expression in Humanoid Robots: New Methods for Augmenting Expressive Movements with Sound" at the Sound in Human-Robot Interaction Workshop, held at the 16th Annual Conference for Basic and Applied Human-Robot Interaction Research (HRI), on 12 March 2021 - 12:30-16:30 MST. Our abstract can be downloaded from here.
[2020-11-30] New article about the project "Välklingande butiksvaror" published in Handelsnytt (in Swedish).
[2020-11-30] New paper on "Creating Digital Musical Instruments with and for Children: Including Vocal Sketching as a Method for Engaging in Codesign" published in Human Technologies, Special Issue on Music, Mind and Technology - Exploring the Embodied Musical Experience.
[2020-11-06] Announcement of funding from Handelsrådet/The Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council for the project "Välklingande butiksvaror" (in Swedish).
[2020-10-01] I have been awarded an International Postdoctoral Grant from Vetenskapsrådet/the Swedish Research Council to conduct research to advance musical frontiers for people with disabilities through multimodal feedback and artificial intelligence. The research will be conducted at the STMS Laboratory at IRCAM, where I will be hosted by the COSMOS project.
[2020-08-31] My Adobe CHI2020 presentation "Music Creation by Example" is now available online.
[2020-06-21] The Sound and Music Computing conference (SMC2020) will be live streamed on June 24-26 on the SMC2020 YouTube channel. Our paper “Haptic Music - Exploring Whole-Body Vibrations and Tactile Sound for a Multisensory Music Installation” will be presented on June 24 at 6.15-7.30 CEST. The presentation can also be found here.
[2020-06-20] I will give a talk on "The Future of Inclusive Sonic Interaction Design" at the BMW Welt Future Forum: Resonances. Soundscapes of Electrification. on June 23rd (7-8.15PM CEST). It will be live streamed from here. The event will focus on insights into the sounds of tomorrow, featuring Renzo Vitale and guests such as Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto) and André Fiebig.
[2020-06-20] Our paper "Sonification of the Self vs. Sonification of the Other: Differences in the Sonification of Performed vs. Observed Simple Hand Movements" is now available online.
[2020-06-18] Due to covid-19, Europa InTakt will be held in 2021. More details to come.
[2020-06-18] CHI 2020 Remote Presentations are now available from the SIGCHI Youtube Channel. Our paper presentation "Music Creation by Example" can be found here.
[2020-05-21] Join us on Thursday May 21 9 AM PT/12 ET/18 CET for a Virtual #CHI2020 #chi2020music session on Music and Sound Experiences with authors from Northwestern, Google Research, University of Padova, KTH, Adobe Research, CU Boulder and Spotify. RSVP here.
[2020-05-11] Our paper "Haptic Music - Exploring Whole-Body Vibrations and Tactile Sound for a Multisensory Music Installation" has been accepted to the SMC/CIM 2020 conference.
[2020-04-16] Some updates on my Bernadotte project can be found here.
[2020-04-06] I have received a Bernadotte scholarship from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music (KMA). The grant is given to support an artistic and/or scientific project in the music field. The Bernadotte programme offers mentored enrichment and development opportunities at a postdoctoral level for researchers and younger artistic practitioners. For more info, see the KMA webpage.
[2020-04-01] I will hold a lecture on "Accessible Digital Musical Instruments: Musical Interfaces in Inclusive Music Practice" at Europa InTakt 2020.
[2020-04-01] Our workshop "One Switch to Rule Them All - Hacking Access Switches and Exploring Issues in Inclusive Music Making" has been accepted for NIME2020. As a consequence of the spread of covid-19, NIME 2020 will be held entirely online. For updates, please see the NIME2020 webpage.
[2020-03-26] Due to covid-19, CHI2020 has been cancelled. The proceedings will still be published on April 25th, please see the CHI2020 webpage.
[2020-03-06] I will present my paper "Music Creation by Example" (Frid, Jin and Gomes, 2020) at CHI2020, Honolulu, Hawaii. The presentation is scheduled for the paper session entitled "Music & Sound Experiences" which takes place on Tuesday, April 28 between 16:00-17.15. For the full program, please refer to the CHI2020 webpage.

CONTACT

Paris, France
Email: emmafrid@kth.se