7th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2011)

Florence, Italy
August 25-27, 2011

How can Posturo-Acoustic System Help the Singer in Voice Quality Research?

Joseph Quoidbach

IMEP - Institut Supérieur de Musique et de pédagogie, Namur, Belgium

Since september 2010, a postural-acoustic lab has been taking shape at the IMEP School of Music and Music education in Namur, Belgium.
   Thanks to recent developments about the postural system in the field of neurophysiology, as well as to progress in information technology and robotics, it is now possible to provide Music students with a modern set of tools leading to the optimizing of an ergonomic position in performing, regardless of the instrument.
   It's about moving away from the sole system of "retro-control" to a system of anticipation, in oTher words, from a system of feedback to a system of "feedforward".

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Quoidbach, Joseph (2011): "How can posturo-acoustic system help the singer in voice quality research?", In MAVEBA-2011, 97-99.