Etienne Thoret

Post-doctoral fellow
Schulich School of Music, McGill University

Areas of Interest:
--- Auditory perception and modelling of timbre
--- Sound/gestures relation
--- Recognition of sound sources
--- High-level control of sound synthesis processes
--- Multisensory integration of biological motions

Education


Aix-Marseille Université (2011-2014)
    -- Ph.D. in Acoustics
    -- Acoustic characterisation of relations between biological movements and auditory perception: applications to the control of sound synthesis and gesture learning
    -- Supervision: Sølvi Ystad & Mitsuko Aramaki

Aix-Marseille Université (2010-2011)
    -- M.Sc. in Acoustics
    -- First-class honours

Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6 (2009-2010)
    -- M.A. in Urban & Acoustics
    -- Honours

Université d’Orsay – Paris 11 (2008-2009)
    -- B.Sc. in fundamental Physics
    -- Honours

Publications


Journal Papers (9)

9. Thoret, E., Depalle, P., McAdams, S. (2017) Perceptually Salient Regions of the Modulation Power Spectrum for Musical Instrument Identification. Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 587. 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00587  

8. Thoret, E., Depalle, P., McAdams, S. (2016) Perceptually Salient Spectro-Temporal Modulations for Recognition of Sustained Instruments Timbre. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(6), EL478. 10.1121/1.4971204

7. Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Gondre C., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R. (2016) Eluding the Physical Constraints in a Nonlinear Interaction Sound Synthesis Model for Gesture Guidance. Applied Sciences, 6(7):192. 10.3390/app6070192

6. Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Bringoux L., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R. (2016) Seeing circles and drawing ellipses: when sound biases reproduction of visual motion. PLoS ONE, 11(4):e0154475. 10.1371/journal.pone.0154475 

5. Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Bringoux, L., Ystad, S., Kronland-Martinet, R. (2016) When eyes drive hand: influence of non-biological motion on visuo-motor coupling. Neuroscience Letters, 612, 225-230. 10.1016/j.neulet.2015.12.022  

4. Danna, J., Fontaine, M., Paz-Villagran, V., Gondre, C., Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Kronland-Martinet, R., Ystad, S., and Velay, J.-L. (2015). The effect of real-time auditory feedback on learning new characters. Human Movement Science. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2014.12.002

3. Conan, S., Thoret, E. , Aramaki, M., Derrien, O., Gondre, C., Kronland-Martinet, R., Ystad, S. (2014). An Intuitive Synthesizer of Continuous Interaction Sounds: Rubbing, Scratching and Rolling. Computer Music Journal, 38(4), 24-37. Invited paper. doi:10.1162/COMJ_a_00266

2. Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Kronland-Martinet, R., Velay, J. L., Ystad, S. (2014). From Sound to Shape: Auditory Perception of Drawing Movements, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(3), 983--994. doi:10.1037/a0035441

1. Danna, J., Paz-Villagran, V., Velay, J.-L., Gondre, C., Kronland-Martinet, R., Ystad, S., Aramaki, M., Thoret, E., Conan, S., Voinier, T., Omer, H., and Torrésani, B. (2012). Sonifier l’écriture : un outil pour le diagnostic et la remédiation de la dysgraphie, Développements, 12, 2012, 32-40. doi:10.3917/devel.012.0032

Book Chapters (3)

3. Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Bourdin C., Bringoux L., Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S. (2014). Audio-motor synchronization: the effect of mapping between kinematics and acoustic cues on geometric motor features. In Sound, Music and Motion, LNCS 8905, pp234-245, Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-12976-1_15

2. Danna J., Velay J.L., Paz-Villagrán V., Capel A., Pétroz C., Gondre C., Thoret E., Aramaki M., Ystad S., and Kronland-Martinet, R. (2014) Movement sonification for the diagnosis and the rehabilitation of graphomotor disorders. In Sound, Music and Motion, LNCS 8905, pp246-255, Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-12976-1_16

1. Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Kronland-Martinet, R., Velay, J. L., Ystad, S. (2013). Reenacting sensorimotor features of drawing movements from friction sounds. In From Sounds to Music and Emotions, LNCS 7900, 130-153. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-41248-6_8

Articles or abstracts in international conference proceedings (14)

14. Thoret E., Depalle P., McAdams S. (2016) Influence of spectrotemporal modulations on the recognition of musical instrument sounds, Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting (APCAM), Boston, Massachusetts, November 17, 2016 -- Poster 

13. Thoret E., Aramaki M., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R. (2016) Hearing Gestures and Drawing Sounds: Auditory and Multisensory Perception of Biological Movements, Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting (APCAM), Boston, Massachusetts, November 17, 2016 -- Oral

12. Thoret, E., Conan, S., Aramaki, M., Bringoux, L., Gondre, C., Velay, J.L., Ystad, S., Kronland-Martinet, R. (2014). When hearing biological movements reveals embodied motor properties: a new paradigm to study relations between gestures and sounds, The Sensorimotor Theory of Perception and Consciousness: Developments and Open Questions -- ASSC Satellite Workshop – 4/5th July 2015, Paris, France - Poster

11. Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Bringoux L., Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S. (2014). When acoustic stimuli turn visual circles into ellipses : sounds evoking accelerations modify visuo-motor coupling, 15th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), Amsterdam, Jun. 11-14, 2014 - Poster 

10. Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Kronland-Martinet, R., Velay, J. L., Ystad, S. (2014). Auditory Perception of Biological Movements : an evidence of cognitive specifities from sound synthesis, 15th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), Amsterdam, Jun. 11-14, 2014 - Poster  

9. Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Bourdin C., Bringoux L., Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S. (2013). Synchronizing Gestures with Friction Sounds: Work in Progress, Sound, Music and Motion, Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR), 15-18 Oct., Marseille – Oral 

8. Danna J., Velay J.L., Paz-Villagrán V., Capel A., Pétroz C., Gondre C., Thoret E., Aramaki M., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet, R. (2013). Handwriting Movement Sonification for the Rehabilitation of Dysgraphia, Sound, Music and Motion, Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR), 15-18 Oct., Marseille – Oral

7. Thoret E., Aramaki M., Gondre C., Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S. (2013). Controlling a Non Linear Friction Model for Evocative Sound Synthesis Applications, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx), Maynooth, Ireland, Sept. 2013 – Oral

6. Conan S., Thoret E., Aramaki M., Derrien O., Gondre C., Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S. (2013). Navigating in a Space of Synthesized Interactions-Sounds: Rubbing, Scratching and Rolling, Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx), Maynooth, Ireland, Sept. 2013 – Oral  - Best Paper Award in Sound Synthesis

5. Danna J., Paz-Villagran V., Thoret E., Gondre C., Kronland-Martinet R., Capel A., Petroz C., Pierre P., Cazes O., Limozin A., Velay J.L. (2013). Sonifying handwriting movements as real-time auditory feedback for the rehabilitation of dysgraphia. Progress in Motor Control IX, Montreal, July 13-16 – Poster 

4. Thoret E., Aramaki M., Kronland-Martinet R., Velay J.L., Ystad S. (2012). From Shape to Sound: sonification of two dimensional curves by reenaction of biological movements, Music and Emotions, Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval (CMMR), 19-22 June, London, 2012 – Oral

3. Conan S., Aramaki M., Kronland-Martinet R., Thoret E., Ystad S (2012). Perceptual differences between sounds produced by different continuous interactions, Proceedings of Acoustics 2012, 23-27 April Nantes, France, April 2012 – Poster 

2. Thoret E., Aramaki M., Kronland-Martinet R., Velay J.L., Ystad S. (2012). Sonifying drawings: characterization of perceptual attributes of sounds produced by human gestures, Proceedings of Acoustics 2012, 23-27 April, Nantes, France, April 2012 – Oral

1. Thoret E., Aramaki M., Kronland-Martinet R., Velay J.L., Ystad S. (2011). Sonification of drawings by virtually reenacting biological movements, Versatile Sound Models for Interaction in Audio–Graphic Virtual Environments: Control of Audio-graphic Sound Synthesis Satellite Workshop at the 14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx), Paris, 2011 – Oral

Others (1)

1. Conan, S., Thoret, E., Gondre, C., Aramaki, M., Kronland-Martinet, R., Ystad, S. (2013). An Intuitive Synthesizer of Sustained Interaction Sounds. Sound, Music and Motion, Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR), 15-18 Oct., Marseille – Demonstration

Conferences and Communications (6)


6. Thoret, E. (2014) Quand des stimuli sonores transforment des cercles en ellipse : le couplage visuo-moteur est biaisé par des accélérations transmises par les sons. 9èmes Journées Jeunes Chercheurs en Audition, Acoustique musicale et Signal audio, July 2-4, 2014, Lyon - Poster

5. Danna, J., Fontaine, M., Gondre, C., Thoret, E., Aramaki, M., Kronland-Martinet, R., Ystad, S., Velay, J.-L. (2013). Sonifier le geste d’écriture peut-il faciliter son apprentissage ?, 15ème Congrès International de l’ACAPS, Grenoble, France, 29-31 Octobre 2013 – Poster

4. Thoret, E. (2012) Approche énactive des relations son/geste pour le contrôle de la synthèse sonore et le guidage. 8èmes Journées Jeunes Chercheurs en Audition, Acoustique musicale et Signal audio, Dec. 5-7, 2012, Marseille - Poster

3. Thoret, E. (2012) Approche énactive des relations son/geste pour le contrôle de la synthèse sonore et le guidage. 2èmes Journées Perception Sonore - SFA, 10–11 Dec. 2012, Marseille – Poster

2. Danna, J., Paz-Villagran, V., Velay, J.-L., Gondre, C., Kronland-Martinet, R., Ystad, S., Aramaki, M., Thoret, E., Conan, S., Voinier, T., Omer, H., and Torrésani, B. (2012). Sonifier l’écriture : un outil pour le diagnostic et la remédiation de la dysgraphie, IIIèmes Journée Scientifique du Centre de Référence des Troubles d’Apprentissage (CERTA)/RESODYS, Marseille, May 25, 2012 - Poster

1. Thoret, E. (2011) Intéractions gestes / son pour la réalité virtuelle et augmentée. 7èmes Journées Jeunes Chercheurs en Audition, Acoustique musicale et Signal audio, Dec. 7-9, 2011, Rennes - Poster