Built to Perform (Ph.D. defence)

A 20 minute presentation of my dissertation research given at my oral defence.

The Noiseboxes

The Noiseboxes are a group of standalone embedded musical instruments that are the product of ongoing research on user-centered digital musical instrument design.

Designing Purpose-Built Digital Musical Instruments

I discuss my ongoing research in digital musical instrument design through the presentation of two design projects focusing on the specific demands of two different use cases: First, a software-based adaptive musical instrument for accessible music making, and second, bespoke musical interfaces for a professional contemporary harpist.

Bionic Harpist

The Bionic Harpist is a is a research-creation collaboration with harpist Alexandra Tibbitts. Building upon a previous work Gestural Control of Augmented Instrumental Performance, we present a new musical interface for the concert harp.

Design for Performance

“Design for Performance” is a project that entailed the development and execution of co-design workshops held with expert musicians to imagine novel musical instruments through design fiction.

Gestural Control of Augmented Instrumental Performance

This research creation project explored interface design for gestural control of instrumental performance through a motion capture study and the development of new hardware and software.

Adaptive Use Musical Instrument

AUMI - the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument - is a project that founded and directed by Pauline Oliveros. AUMI is an accessible digital musical instrument designed to allow individuals of all abilities to make music.

Interaction and the Art of User-Centered Digital Musical Instrument Design

This thesis documents the formulation of a research-based practice in multimedia art, technology and digital musical instrument design. The primary goal of this research was to investigate the principles and methodologies involved in the structural …

Noisebox: Design and Prototype of a New Digital Musical Instrument

This paper documents the initial prototyping of a new digital musical instrument. Specifically, it focuses on design of the interface, and contextualizes the project through some of the existing research in the field of gestural control of new …