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Rencon 2004 at NIME - Performance Rendering Contest

Rencon Awards

  • Compulsory Section
    • WALTS (applied performance template with manual adjustment at beat 4 in measure 2)
      Mitsuyo Hashida (PRESTO/JST, Wakayama Univ.), Haruhiro Katayose (PRESTO/JST, Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
      Entry No.9: Impromptu, Op.66 "Fantasie-Impromptu" MP3  URL
  • Open Section
    • SuperConducterTM
      Takashi Kurosawa ( Frontier K International Corporation ), Manfred Clynes
      Entry No.1: J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No.5, D Major, 3rd Movement MP3  URL
  • Gnirut Section

All Results

*Result of NIME04 Rencon Listening Contest

*Compulsory section

  • The human-likeness of performance (rendered by a system 1 <-- --> 5 performed by a human player)
    • Average 3.75: Entry No.6: Valse Op.64, Nr.1 MP3
      [Human Performance] Haruka (The Piano Teacher)
    • Average 3.49: Entry No.3: Etude Op.10, Nr.3 "Chanson de L'adieu" MP3
      [Human Performance] Haruka (The Piano Teacher)
    • Average 3.47: Entry No.8: Impromptu, Op.66 "Fantasie-Impromptu" MP3   URL
      WALTS (applied performance template): Mitsuyo Hashida (PRESTO/JST, Wakayama Univ.), Haruhiro Katayose (PRESTO/JST, Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
    • Average 3.47: Entry No.9: Impromptu, Op.66 "Fantasie-Impromptu" MP3   URL
      WALTS (applied performance template with manual adjustment at beat 4 in measure 2): Mitsuyo Hashida (PRESTO/JST, Wakayama Univ.), Haruhiro Katayose (PRESTO/JST, Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
    • Average 2.82: Entry No.4: Etude Op.10, Nr.3 "Chanson de L'adieu" MP3   URL
      COPER: Kenzi Noike (PRESTO/JST), Ken'ichi Toyoda (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.) and Haruhiro Katayose (PRESTO/JST, Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
    • Average 2.67: Entry No.5: Etude Op.10, Nr.3 "Chanson de L'adieu" MP3
      Kagurame Phase--II: Taizan Suzuki (DUO Systems)
    • Average 2.57: Entry No.1: Prelude Op.28 No.7 MP3   URL
      The Director Musices Program: Roberto Bresin ( KTH. Department of Speech Music Hearing )
    • Average 2.18: Entry No.7 Impromptu, Op.66 "Fantasie-Impromptu" MP3   URL
      WALTS (deadpan): Mitsuyo Hashida (PRESTO/JST, Wakayama Univ.), Haruhiro Katayose (PRESTO/JST, Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
    • Average 1.63: Entry No.2: Etude Op.10, Nr.3 "Chanson de L'adieu" MP3   URL
      Ha-Hi-Hun: Keiji Hirata (NTT Communication Science Laboratories), Rumi Hiraga (Bunkyo Univ.)
  • The degree of a preference (do not so much 1 <-- --> 5 very much)
    • Average 3.51: Entry No.6: Valse Op.64, Nr.1 MP3
      [Human Performance] Haruka (The Piano Teacher)
    • Average 3.35: Entry No.9: Impromptu, Op.66 "Fantasie-Impromptu" MP3   URL
      WALTS (applied performance template with manual adjustment at beat 4 in measure 2): Mitsuyo Hashida (PRESTO/JST, Wakayama Univ.), Haruhiro Katayose (PRESTO/JST, Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
    • Average 3.24: Entry No.8: Impromptu, Op.66 "Fantasie-Impromptu" MP3   URL
      WALTS (applied performance template): Mitsuyo Hashida (PRESTO/JST, Wakayama Univ.), Haruhiro Katayose (PRESTO/JST, Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
    • Average 3.14: Entry No.3: Etude Op.10, Nr.3 "Chanson de L'adieu" MP3
      [Human Performance] Haruka (The Piano Teacher)
    • Average 2.75: Entry No.1: Prelude Op.28 No.7 MP3   URL
      The Director Musices Program: Roberto Bresin ( KTH. Department of Speech Music Hearing )
    • Average 2.71: Entry No.4: Etude Op.10, Nr.3 "Chanson de L'adieu" MP3   URL
      COPER: Kenzi Noike (PRESTO/JST), Ken'ichi Toyoda (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.) and Haruhiro Katayose (PRESTO/JST, Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
    • Average 2.49: Entry No.5: Etude Op.10, Nr.3 "Chanson de L'adieu" MP3
      Kagurame Phase--II: Taizan Suzuki (DUO Systems)
    • Average 2.31: Entry No.7 Impromptu, Op.66 "Fantasie-Impromptu" MP3   URL
      WALTS (applied performance template): Mitsuyo Hashida (PRESTO/JST, Wakayama Univ.), Haruhiro Katayose (PRESTO/JST, Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
    • Average 1.67: Entry No.2: Etude Op.10, Nr.3 "Chanson de L'adieu" MP3   URL
      Ha-Hi-Hun: Keiji Hirata (NTT Communication Science Laboratories), Rumi Hiraga (Bunkyo Univ.)

*Open section

  • The degree of a preference (do not so much 1 <-- --> 5 very much)
    • Average 3.06: Entry No.1: J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No.5, D Major, 3rd Movement MP3   URL
      SuperConducterTM: Takashi Kurosawa ( Frontier K International Corporation ), Manfred Clynes ( http://www.microsoundmusic.com/home.htm)
    • Average 2.90: Entry No.5: Toru Takemitsu, Small Sky (excerpt)   URL
      STRAIGHT: Hideki Kawahara, Hideki Banno, Masanori Morise and Yumi Hirachi (Wakayama Univ.)
    • Average 2.80: Entry No.3: Naotaro Moriyama, Kaito Okachimachi, Sakura(Solo)   URL
      WONDER HORN: Yushi Aono (NTT The Cyber Communications Laboratory)
    • Average 2.75: Entry No.2: J. S. Bach, The Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus III MP3   URL
      RUBATO: Guerino Mazzola, Joachim Stange-Elbe ( University of Zurich )
    • Average 2.31: Entry No.4: "If You're Happy" MP3   URL
      HMM-based singing voice synthesis system: Shinji Sako ( Nagoya Institute of Technology, The University of Tokyo )
    • Average 1.98: Entry No.5: John Bettis / Richard Carpenter, "Yesterday Once More"   URL   URL
      [Reference entry] Vocaloid: ( YAMAHA, Zero-G, (Performance Realization: Takashi Ikebuchi (Osaka Univ. of Arts)))

*Gnirut test section

  • The machine-likeness of a performance (performed by a human player 1 <-- --> 5 rendered by a system)
    • Average 3.41: Entry No.1: J. S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Prelude I, BWV 846 MP3   URL
      The Director Musices Program: Roberto Bresin ( KTH. Department of Speech Music Hearing )

    • Average 3.37: Entry No.2: J. S. Bach, Invention I, C Major MP3
      [Human Performance] Haruka (The Piano Teacher)
    • Average 2.63: Entry No.3:J. S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Prelude I, BWV 846 MP3
      [Human Performance] Haruka (The Piano Teacher)
  • The degree of a preference (do not so much 1 <-- --> 5 very much)
    • Average 3.73: Entry No.3:J. S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Prelude I, BWV 846 MP3
      [Human Performance] Haruka (The Piano Teacher)
    • Average 2.86: Entry No.1: J. S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Prelude I, BWV 846 MP3   URL
      The Director Musices Program: Roberto Bresin ( KTH. Department of Speech Music Hearing )
    • Average 2.86: Entry No.2: J. S. Bach, Invention I, C Major MP3
      [Human Performance] Haruka (The Piano Teacher)