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- SMC-Rencon Award: YQX by S. Flossmann, M. Grachten and G Widmer
- SMC-Rencon Technical Award (the Winner of Stage I): YQX
- The winner of Stage II: CaRo 2.0 by S. Canazza, G. De Poli, A. Rodà, D. Ganeo & M. Barichello. Performer: D. Tiso.
Final Best 3
|System||Rank of Stage I||Rank of Stage II||Score of I + II|
The aim of the contest is to foster research on computational models of expressive music performance. Rencon is an annual international event that began in 2002, and it has been presented at workshops and panels at conferences such as ICMPC, ISMIR, ICMC, NIME, ICAD and IJCAI. The Rencon workshop 2011 will be a special event of the Sound and Music Computing (SMC) 2011 that will be held in Padova, Italy, from July 6-9, 2011.
Rendering expressive performance in itself involves complex perceptual, cognitive, psychological, and aesthetic processes. It therefore represents a broad spectrum and constitutes a challenging research theme for computer music research. Moreover, music performance is a promising field for investigating basic principles of human emotion, intelligence, creativity and individuality. Rencon is also considered a landmark research project in the sense that its ultimate goal is the development of a performance-rendering machine that will win the Chopin Concours by 2050. The process of reaching that goal is expected to spawn many related research projects and yield many interesting results.
SMC-Rencon conducted two different evaluation stages. At the first stage (Stage I), held on 27th March, musicality of generated performances and technical quality of systems was evaluated by expert reviewers using a blind evaluation procedure.
At the second stage (Stage II), held on 6th July, performances generated on site were openly evaluated by the SMC audience and internet viewers. The SMC-Rencon Award was given to the system having the highest total points (from both stages).