with its triangle of varied landscape between the French border,
Aragón and the Mediterranean, covers approximately
32,000 km². The population amounts to six million people,
giving a density of around 188 inhabitants per km². Catalunya
is one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain and has its
own governing body, the Generalitat de Catalunya. Although
fertile (cereals, wines, olives, etc...), Catalunya is primarily
an industrial region with its main activities centered around
Barcelona. However, tourism has an important impact on the
economy of Catalunya. Its distinct culture and herritage are
attracting millions of tourists each year.
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the historical capital of Catalunya and Spain's second leading
city in both size and importance. Its port is one of the most
important on the Mediterranean Sea. More than just a single
city, Barcelona is really a collection of multi-faceted and
diverse cities. The visitor unfamiliar with its history might
be surprised that such a modern and enterprising city preserves
its historic Gothic center almost intact, or by the curious
contrast between the maze of narrow streets and the Ramblas,
great boulevards filled with street musicians, artists, and
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2004, Dali's year 2004,
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Universitat Pompeu Fabra,
named after the man who laid down the standards of the modern
Catalan language, was set up by an act of the Catalan Parliament
in 1990. It is an urban university located in the very heart
of the Barcelona city, stretching from the Rambla to the Olympic
Village. Today, more than 10,000 students are enrolled at
the university in its academic programs.
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Institute (IUA) is an interdisciplinary center of
the Universitat Pompeu Fabra devoted to a range of activities
related with digital technologies in the media, comprising
Education and Production as essential parts of Research. The
three research groups in the IUA are the Music Technology
Group (MTG), the Experimental Interactive Communication Group,
and the Interactive Technology Group.
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The Music Technology Group
(MTG) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona was founded
in 1994 by its current director, Dr. Xavier Serra. Currently,
there are more than 50 researchers working on sound synthesis,
audio content processing, and other topics related to Music
Technology research and experimentation in MTG.
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