It's been too long since my last post...
Last September I was invited to participate in the joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference in Athens. More concretely, Johan Sundberg organized a workshop on the Synthesis of Singing Voice which was held on September 18th.
Carl Unander-Scharin and Ludvig Elblaus (from the KTH) presented several artistic projects where singers can change their voice with their body gestures in real time. Unfortunately, Tod Machover, head of the Media Lab's Opera of the Future group, could not finally participate.
In my case, I presented several approaches on expression control in singing voice synthesis, which were followed by a debate with Johan Sundberg and the audience with the participation of Roger Dannenberg, Anastasia Georgaki, Masataka Goto, and Xavier Serra amongst others. It certainly provided interesting feedback about the concept of expression, the evaluation process, the purposes and applications of the singing voice synthesis, and future challenges.