We had the privilige to have the ELC as our guests in the Music Department for a couple of days, before their performances in the Jyväskylä Summer Arts Festival and the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival.
During these two days, we had a workshop where a group of Finns “joined” the choir and learned some of their songs and choreographies. Also, we recorded the whole thing for research purposes. Not only that, we took motion capture of the movements. This amazing and unique data set will be analysed in the coming months (there really is a LOT of data). We collected two kinds of motion capture data – group synchronisation data and dance movement data. In the group sync sessions, we had a larger number of people (8 or 9) wearing just a couple of markers each.
In collecting the dance movement data, we used a full-body marker set, and actually tracked two people at the same time, doing the choir movements together.
Both these sessions were actual choir singing and performance – the rest of the choir was in the lab, around the motion capture area and all performances we tracked were thus as close to authentic as you can get in a motion capture lab.
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