A set of new videos, describing the activities of the NESS Project, is available online.
NESS, standing for Next Generation Sound Synthesis, is a five-year project funded by the European Research Council devoted to large scale simulation-based sound synthesis (PI: Stefan Bilbao, Reid School of Music).
It is running jointly between the Acoustics and Audio Group, and the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, with a staff of 12 PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and parallel programming experts.
The videos here are designed to lead the viewer through the various facets of work under NESS: algorithm design and musical acoustics, parallel computing, and also the experience of the composer. Each is led by a different researcher.
They were funded through a small project grant from the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office at the Edinburgh College of Art, and were filmed and edited by Tom Swift.