Welcome to Sofia Dahl's home page!
Here you will find information about me and my work, including studies on drummer's movement, timing, and interaction with their instruments.
April 3 , 2013: Invited speaker.
I've been bad in updating lately. In fact, It's already sone time since I got the invitation to talk at the colloquium "Music, Gestures and Emotions" 3rd to 5th June in Geneva. I am looking forward to that. And keeping my fingers crossed for a number of applications in the pipeline.
Oct 19 , 2012: Settling in at Sydhavn.
It's been an intense autumn and start of the semester after the AAU-CPH campus move to Sydhavn. I have been very busy with teaching and other duties, but today I finally managed to unpack the boxes from the move - so I guess things are settling in a bit now :)
July 16 , 2012: Successful SMC 2012.
The Sound and Music Computing Conference 2012 turned out to be a very successful event with good keynotes and papers and a happy crowd. The new location for AAU Copenhagen proved a great venue for this kind of event and despite the many unknowns with the move there all worked surprisingly well. I am now looking forward to next year's SMC event in conjunction with Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference!
June 13 , 2012: Back in business.
I am now back from maternity leave and am now Associate professor. Exciting times coming up with the approaching Sound and Music Computing Conference 2012 which will take place in the new AAU-Cph campus in Sydhavn. From August 1st my work address will change to A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen SV.
March 29 , 2012: Improable research.
Just got back home from giving three talks at the Ig Nobel Scandinavia tour, a new and fun experience. I'm grateful to Marc Abrahams and the organizers who invited me, and to my partner who REALLY made it possible for me to participate while on maternity leave. The article in the Guardian about the topic of my talk also prompted an interview in Politiken.
Feb 16 , 2012: Denmark Ig Nobel Prize Tour in March.
Not (yet?) an Ig Nobel Prize winner I have never-the-less been invited to participate in the Danish tour. The Ig Nobel Prize tour will visit the universities in Aarhus, Odense, and Copenhagen March 23-28 and features several international reserachers who will briefly present their improbable research. Should be great fun!
Jan 26 , 2012: Sonification handbook.
For those that have not yet heard: The Sonification Handbook edited by Thomas Hermann, Andy Hunt, John G. Neuhoff is published. And, even better, freely available for download here!.
Jan 18 , 2012: PhD course - again.
The PhD course Multimodal Interaction in Virtual Environments will be running for the second time spring 2012. Spread the word to anyone intersted.
Jan 2 , 2012: On leave
Due to the birth of my daughter in December I will be on maternity leave the following months (until June). Best wishes for 2012!
Nov 11 , 2011: In memoriam: Anders Loguin
One of the founders of the percussion ensamble Kroumata, and one of Sweden's most important percussionists recently passed away. Rest well Anders.
Sep 28 , 2011: Sound and Music Computing Conference in Copenhagen 2012
Aalborg University Copenhagen are hosting Sound and Music Computing Conference 2012. Come and join us July 12-14!
Aug , 2011: Drumming studies in Japanese
A translated version of my paper will appear in Journal of the Acoustical Society of Japan. For us that don't read Japanese, the English version of my invited review can be found online in Acoustical Science and Technology here.
June 26, 2011: Conference summer ahead!
This year has really an abundance of interesting meetings, of which I am only able to attend a few. First up is Forum Acusticum in Aalborg. Next, the 13th International Rhythm Perception and Production Workshop will be held at Max Planck Institute in Leipzig in July. And finally, International Symposium on Performance Science in Toronto in August.
March 17, 2011: New publications coming up!
I am currently busy writing up results on dystonic movement patterns in drummers for submission. Also, I am invited to write a paper for a special issue for the Journal of Acoustical Society of Japan(JASJ) and I am also writing for Forum Acusticum, which will be held in Aalborg at the end of June.
Even more exciting news is that the manuscript: Action Expertise Reduces Brain Activity for Audiovisual Matching Actions: An FMRI study with expert drummers. by Karin Petrini; Frank E Pollick; Sofia Dahl; Phil McAleer; Lawrie McKay; Davide Rocchesso; Carl H Waadeland; Scott Love; Federico Avanzini; and Aina Puce, has been accepted for publication in Neuroimage.
Feb 19, 2011: New webpage! You may notice that some parts are still under construction (let me know if you think I missed something or you find something looking odd). I'm working on updating the project pages, so please check back soon.