Richard Kronland-Martinet   –  LATEST NEWS !


March 30th,2017: The PRISM website is on its way. Please visit


February 28th, 2017: New publication

Roze J., Aramaki M., Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S. Exploring the perceived harshness of cello sounds by morphing and synthesis techniques. in The Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Vol 141(3), pp 2121-2136, March 2017.


January 1st, 2017:

PRISM is born !!!

Our new transdisciplinary laboratory called PRISM (Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music) that we have founded together with researchers in the Marseilles area from the research laboratories LMA (Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics)ASTRAM (Arts, Sciences, Technologies for Audiovisual Multimedia Research)LESA (Laboratory of Studies in Sciences of the Arts)LNC (Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience)CPPM (Centre for Particle Physics of Marseille) and with artists from the School of Arts in Aix-en-Provence (ESA) was officially created on the 1st of January 2017. More info will be soon available.


December 1st, 2016: Want to know more about the language of sounds? Please have a look at my general public invited talk (in French) : a genuine 13 minutes challenge !! The movie is available herefauteuil2016_330x330


Very sad news:
We are in deep sorrow after the death of Jean-Claude Risset on Monday November 21st 2016.
Jean-Claude was a remarkable scientist, composer and musician who kept his passion and engagement for his field till the very end.
In addition to the invaluable musical and scientific heritage he leaves us, he also strongly contributed to the creation of our new laboratory PRISM (Perception, Representation, Image, Sound, Music) as a member of the steering committee (see picture below).
We miss you, Jean Claude.


The PRISM steering committee. From left to right: J. Sapiega, M. Aramaki, S. Ystad, R. Adjiman, J. Vion-Dury, J.C. Risset, R. Kronland-Martinet, P. Sinclair, C. Vallée


November 22nd, 2016: New publication

Necciari T., Laback B., Savel S., Ystad S., Balazs P., Meunier S., Kronland-Martinet R. Auditory Time-Frequency Masking for Spectrally and Temporally Maximally- Compact Stimuli in Plos One, 11(11), DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0166937 November 22, 2016.


October 26th, 2016: I was asked to provide a demonstration of the environmental sound synthesizer (SPAD) described in:

Below are 2 movies demonstrating (1) the SPAD synthesizer interface allowing for the design of a soundstage, (2) an automatically generated SPAD soundstage from a movie for video game purposes (special thanks to Charles Verron and Charles Gondre). Sounds are binaural so please use headphones. More information is available on C. Verron thesis page.

Notice that we made the SPAD synthesizer available for interested people ! Just ask !



October 26th, 2016 : Sounds and 3D multimodal HMI. Communication at ICASV 2017, Sydney, Australia, January 26-27, 2017. Paper soon on the web!

Bressolette B., Denjean S., Roussarie V., Aramaki M., Ystad S. and Kronland-Martinet R. « Sound Selection for Gesture Sonification and Manipulation of Virtual Objects »


October 20th, 2016 : New publication

Bringoux L., Monnoyer J., Besson P., Bourdin C., Denjean S., Dousset E., Goulon C., Kronland-Martinet R., Mallet P., Marqueste T., Martha C., Roussarie V., Sciabica J-F. Influence of speed-related auditory feedback on braking in a 3D-driving simulator in Transportation Research Part F,, 1369-8478, Elsevier Ltd., 2016 .


October 2nd, 2016: Book  available !!


Kronland-Martinet R., Aramaki M., Ystad S. Music, Mind and Embodiment, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences (LNCS), #9617, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2016.


September 30th, 2016 : European Researcher’s Night. The events are supported by the European Commission as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, which is an EU programme to boost European research careers  – Great success in our “Language of sounds” booth. The event hosted more than 1500 visitors in Marseille.


Our group provided the “Creativity Workshop” a customized sound synthesizer based on sound invariants.  AMU (Aix-Marseille University) tweeted the event : A new musical instrument is born

Listen to my interview at the booth for “DESTIMED” here.


September 15th, 2016: Wavelet transforms history. Here is the first movie on Wavelet transforms that I made together with A. Grossmann and J. Morlet in 1986. A piece of history I just found in my storage cupboard. Jean-Claude Risset provided the music.


September 5th, 2016: New publication

Thoret E., Aramaki M., Bringoux L., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R. When eyes drive hand: Influence of non-biological motion on visuo-motor coupling in Neuroscience Letters, vol. 612, pp. 225-230, 2016.


August 18th, 2016: New publication

Thoret E., Aramaki M., Gondre C., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R. Eluding the Physical Constraints in a Nonlinear Interaction Sound Synthesis Model for Gesture Guidance in Applied Sciences, vol. 6(7), 192, 2016.


July 15th, 2016: We made it !

CMMR 2016 “Bridging people and sounds” – Sao Paulo, Brazil was a great success.

Proceedings can be downloaded on the conference site.

The selected post conference papers will published by Spinger in the LNCS collection.

Next CMMR will be hosted by the University of Porto (Portugal) in 2017. More info to come.


June 30th, 2016: navigating in the object shape space through sound invariants (special thanks to L. Pruvost)

More on sound/image interaction:

Pruvost L., Scherrer B., Aramaki M., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R. Perception-Based Interactive Sound Synthesis of Morphing Solids’ Interactions in ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) – Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) – Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Volume 34 Issue 6, November 2015.


May 15th, 2016 : New general public publication in “la lettre de l’INSHS” ed. CNRS (in French)


April 12th, 2016: New publication

Parseihian G., Gondre C., Aramaki M., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R. Comparison and Evaluation of Sonification Strategies for Guidance Tasks in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 18 (4), pp. 674-686, 2016.


March 25th, 2016: sound metaphors – flowing liquid and rubbed metallic bar –> flowing metal ! (special thanks to C. Gondre)


March 18th, 2016: the liquid sounds space based on sound invariants (special thanks to C. Gondre)


September 18th, 2015: When a scientist meets an artist ! A free-trade on  sound/motion relationships between N. Corsino (Scène 44) and myself, filmed by the SATIS org. (in French).


June 27th, 2015: New publication

Danna J., Paz-Villagrán V., Gondre C., Aramaki M., Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S., Velay J-L. “Let Me Hear Your Handwriting!” Evaluating the Movement Fluency from Its Sonification in PLoS ONE, 0(6): e0128388. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0128388, 2015.


June 12th, 2015: Who said sound doesn’t influence gesture ? (special thanks to E. Thoret, M. Aramaki, L. Bringoux, S. Ystad)

Have a look at the publication:

Thoret E., Aramaki M., Bringoux L., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R. Seeing Circles and Drawing Ellipses: When Sound Biases Reproduction of Visual Motion in Plos One, 11(4): e0154475, 2016.


April 11th, 2015: New publication

Parseihian G., Ystad S., Aramaki M., Kronland-Martinet R. The process of sonification design for guidance tasks in Wi : Journal of Mobile Media, Vol 9, Number 2, April 2015.


February 22nd, 2015: Wavelet transform – 30 years already !!



Great to meet again A. Grossmann (who first formalized the Wavelet Transform theory) and his wife

Have a look at my keynote here


January 10th, 2015. New publication:

El-Kaim A., Aramaki M., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R., Cermolacce M., Naudin J., Vion-Dury J., Micoulaud-Franchi J-A. On the correlation between perceptual inundation caused by realistic immersive environmental auditory scenes and the sensory gating inventory in schizophrenia in European Psychiatry, vol. 30(5), pp. 606-614, 2015.