Designing Purpose-Built Digital Musical Instruments


As a Ph.D. researcher in music technology, my work focuses on human-computer interaction and the development and applications of digital musical instruments (DMIs). Specifically, my interest lies in the design of technology that can be taken up into sustainable, long-term artistic practice, and my practice-based work has been made up of several applied design projects in which instruments have been developed and used in different artistic contexts. In this talk I discuss my research through the through the presentation of two design projects focusing on the specific demands of two different use cases: AUMI, a software-based adaptive musical instrument for accessible music making, and The Bionic Harpist, designing bespoke musical interfaces for a professional contemporary harpist.

Nov 11, 2020 11:30 AM — 1:30 AM
RPI Arts Graduate Colloquium
online (webEx)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

John Sullivan
John Sullivan
Ph.D. researcher

Music technology researcher active in the user-driven design of digital musical interfaces.