Doksari - comprehend bowing art 

The Doksari - comprehend bowing art framework is formed by the collaborative projects led by Vasileios Chatziioannou and Montserrat Pàmies-Vilà on the acoustics of bowed string instruments. "Investigating cello sound production beyond ordinary bowing" is a project within the Hertha-Firnberg Programme that was granted to Montserrat Pàmies-Vilà in 2021. "The bowed string" is a stand-alone project led by Vasileios Chatziioannou that begins in April 2022. Both projects are funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF.

Doksari aims at the analysis of playing techniques in bowed-string instruments. In 2020, IWK acquired a robotic arm that would serve at reproducing the excitation of musical instruments, and it is thus the central element of the Doksari framework as we know it today. Alexander Mayer has been adapting the setup to the needs of the research, including a custom-built clamp system and a real-time data exchange RTDI connection. With this setup, bowing actions recorded using optical Motion-capture technology will be reproduced in repeatable conditions. In 2022 the team grew with two more researchers, Ewa Matusiak (PostDoc) and Alessio Lampis (PreDoc), as well as the cellist and master student Anna Scheiblauer. 

Publications

Montserrat Pàmies-Vilà, Anna Scheiblauer, Alexander Mayer, Vasileios Chatziioannou (2022) 
"A framework for the analysis of bowing actions with increased realisticness",
Proc. International Conference on Acoustics 2022, Gyeongju. 

Anna Scheiblauer, Alexander Mayer, Montserrat Pàmies-Vilà (2022) 
"Investigating the cello position, bow motion and cellist posture using motion capture",
Proc. Meetings on Acoustics (Vienna Talk 2022), Vienna. 

Montserrat Pàmies-Vilà, Alexander Mayer, Vasileios Chatziioannou (2022) 
"Künstliche Saitenanregung mittels Roboterarm (poster)",
Proceedings of the DAGA 2022, Stuttgart.

Alexander Mayer, Montserrat Pàmies-Vilà, Vasileios Chatziioannou (2022) 
"The Universal Robots Real-Time Data Exchange (RTDE) and LabVIEW",
IWK Technical reports. Report number: IWK Tech Report 1‐2022. Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien.
http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.14177.99684

Montserrat Pàmies-Vilà, Alexander Mayer, Vasileios Chatziioannou (2021) 
"Reproducible excitation of string instruments using a robotic arm (abstract)",
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 150, A97, ASA Meeting in Seattle. 
https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0007749

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