Examining the Effects of Experimental/Academic Electroacoustic and Popular Electronic Musics on the Evolution and Development of Human-Computer Interaction in Music

My paper, resulting from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded PhD research I have been conducting in the field of human computer interaction (HCI) in music at the University of Salford over the last three years, has recently been published by Routledge in the journal Contemporary Music Review, with 50 copies available to download for free. If you would like to read the paper but there are no longer any free copies available and you are unable to access it via an institutional subscription/code please feel free to contact me directly using the form below and I will happily send you a free copy.

ScreenPlay Test

A recent test of ScreenPlay, the interactive computer music system I have been developing as part of my PhD research into human-computer interaction in music at the University of Salford.

The TouchOSC graphical user interfaces hosted on the four iPads communicate with Ableton Live 9 via a series of Max For Live patches and function much in the same way as does the Ableton Push MIDI controller; allowing for the button-matrix-style, grid-based playing surface to be locked in a specific key signature/scale or played chromatically, and for any standard triad within the selected key/scale to be formed using the same hand-shape in any position on the grid.

The next stage in the development of the system will be the introduction of both generative and transformative algorithmic procedures reliant upon second order Markovian processes and the alteration of rhythmic and textural/timbral characteristics, as well as the pitch-classes of the source-material respectively.