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July 2010 - Presentation at "Network Musical Performance Workshop 2010"
The PSOs project was presented at the conference CCRMA Summer Workshops taking place in Stanford University from 19 to 23 of July 2010.

December 2009 - Presentation at "Music in the Global Village 2010"
The PSOs project was presented at the conference Music in the Global Village taking place in Budapest, Hungary from 10 to 13 of December 2009.

May 2009 - New video from user experiences at Casa da Musica
Published by Casa da Musica's Serviço Educativo:

November 2008, Video presented at CSCW 08
The PSOs video survey was selected to the Video Program at Computer Supported Cooperative Work Conference CSCW 08 in SAn Diego, CA from November 8-12 2008.

June 2008 - Published article and interview for EXAME INFORMÁTICA:
Download article (in Portuguese) 2.8 MB (PDF) and check out the video at Youtube:

June 2008 - Project Presentation at NIME 08 - Infomus, Casa Paganini, Genova - Italy
Download Presentation Slides 735 KB (PDF). And New video of User Experiences at Casa da Musica presented at NIME:

April 2008 Claudia Gorbman experimented with the PSOs at Casa da Música
Claudia Gorbman is one of the most acknowledged scholars on the art of Filmsound. She tried the PSOs installation during a visit to Casa da Musica while performing as Jury member to the Black & White Movie Festival in 2008 (Photograph by Deb Verhoven).

Claudia Gorbman

December 2007, Extension of the Installation at Casa da Música - Porto, Portugal
Attending to the success of the Installation, Casa da Musica extended the exhibition of the project for 6 months. The following video was recorded during the general rehearsal of the system prior to its installation at Casa da Musica: "Improvisations with Public Sound Objects.

October 2007, Installation at Casa da Música - Porto, Portugal
Installation of the System with significant improvements at the user interface and Physical structures of the Terminals (Developed by the Artist Jorge Abade). We are now using a Disklavier Piano as a Synthesis Engine. The installation will be open from October to December 2007.

September 2005, Installation at ICMC 2005
Additional Guest Lecture at the 1st ICMC Networked Music Workshop by Álvaro Barbosa, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Jason Freeman and Ross Bencina.


May 2005, Poster and Demo Presentation at NIME 2005
Barbosa, A.; Cardoso, J.; Geiger, G. 2005. “Network Latency Adaptive Tempo in the Public Sound Objects System” – Proceedings of 2005 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2005); Vancouver, Canada.



October 2004, Conference held at Olhares de Outono 2004 Festival
Project presentation under the "Displaced SoundScapes" context - October 30th, during the Olhares de Outono 2004 Festival.
Download the Displaced SoundScapes Presentation.

October 2004, System trial and concert at Oporto School of Arts
The PSO System was fully installed from October the 7th to the 13th and was tested by over 200 users on-site and on-line. On October 8th a concert was performed live by 7 musicians at the Scholl of Arts from the portuguese Catholic University in Porto.

This experiment was sponsored by KPNQest Portugal


September 2003, paper presentation at ICMC 2003
Barbosa, A.; Kaltenbrunner, M.; Geiger, G. 2003. “Interface Decoupled Applications for Geographically Displaced Collaboration in Music” – Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2003), Singapore.

December 2002, paper presentation at WEDELMUSIC 2002
Barbosa, A.; Kaltenbrunner, M. 2002. “Public Sound Objects: A shared musical space on the web” – Proceedings of International Conference on Web Delivering of Music (WEDELMUSIC 2002) - IEEE Computer Society Press, Darmstadt, Germany.