CrestMuse Workshop2009 October 31st 2009/Kyodai Kaikan, Kyoto, Japan

Organized by The CrestMuse Project, Fundation of Technology Supporting the Creation of Digital Media Contents, Japan Science and Technology Agency
CrestMuse Workshop 2009 is successfully over.
We had 86 participants from 11 countries.
Thank you all for your participation!

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Welecome to CrestMuse Workshop 2009

The CrestMuse Project is the biggest national music research project in Japan. To establish novel environments that enable various people ranging from amature to professional musicians to comfortably create music, we are engaged in the development of techniques for manuplating existing musical content based on computing technologies including signal processing and machine learning. In 2006 and 2008, we successfully held domestic symposia and introduced our research results. This year, we would like to hold the first international workshop to introduce our latest research results to worldwide researchers including ISMIR participants. In addition to oral presentations by the leaders of the five sub-groups, we will prepare demonstrations of our music manipulation techniques, some of which can be experienced by participants themselves. We hope that you enjoy them and feel wide potential of our music manipulation techniques.

For further details of the CrestMuse Project, see and Videos in Youtube.
For details of the last year's CrestMuse Symposium, see

Workshop Program

  • 13:00-13:30 Introduction to CrestMuse Project and Katayose Group
    Haruhiro Katayose (Kwansei Gakuin University)
  • 13:30-13:50 Introduction to Goto Group
    Masataka Goto (AIST)
  • 13:50-14:10 Introduction to Kawahara Group
    Hideki Kawahara (Wakayama University)
  • 14:10-14:30 Introduction to Sagayama Group
    Shigeki Sagayama (The University of Tokyo)
  • 14:30-14:50 Introduction to Okuno Group
    Hiroshi G. Okuno (Kyoto University)
  • 14:50-15:05 Short Introduction to Demo Presentations

    Coffee break

  • 15:20-16:50 Demo Presentations
    • Musical Content Manipulation based on Machine Learning Technology
      Tetsuro Kitahara, Satoru Fukayama, Shigeki Sagayama, and Haruhiro Katayose
    • Singing Voice Manipulation based on Signal Processing Technology
      Takeshi Saitou, Tomoyasu Nakano, Hiromasa Fujihara, Masataka Goto, Masanori Morise, Hideki Kawahara, and Haruhiro Katayose
    • Directable User Interface for Musical Content Manipulation
      Mitsuyo Hashida, Takashi Baba, Shunji Tanaka, and Haruhiro Katayose

  • Reception is planned at Camphora, a restraunt in Kyoto University, after the workshop.


Kyodai Kaikan is located in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan, and is within a walking distance (about 7 min) from Jingu-Marutamachi Station of Keihan Line.

Recommended route from Kobe Convention Center (ISMIR Venue):

  1. Port Liner from Shimin Hiroba to Sannomiya
  2. JR Tokaido Line from Sannomiya to Kyoto
  3. JR Nara Line from Kyoto to Tofukuji
  4. Keihan Line from Tofukuji to Jingu-Marutamachi


Haruhiro Katayose, Kwansei Gakuin University
Tetsuro Kitahara, Kwansei Gakuin University
Katsutoshi Itoyama (Local Arrangement), Kyoto University
Toshie Matsui (Web Design), Kyoto City University of Arts


If you have a question, feel free to send e-mails to the following address.