ICMC in Athens Greece

September 22nd, 2014

The Jamoma team had not just one, but two papers accepted for presentation at the joint ICMC-SMC conference in Athens, Greece. I was fortunate to be able to attend and share presenting duties with Trond Lossius, Pascal Baltazar, and Théo de la Hogue. If you are interested in reading this work, both papers were included [...]

Array response

January 10th, 2011

Back in 2008, I wrote two CD reviews for Array (a.k.a. the Journal of the International Computer Music Association). One of the reviews for a CD by Erdem Helvacioglu was positive, while the second for a CD by Bob Gluck was not. In a follow up issue published last year, they published a letter to [...]

CD Review Erdem Helvacioglu

March 3rd, 2008

Array: the Journal of the ICMA. 2007-2008 double issue. EXCERPT – In Altered Realities, Erdem Helvacioglu has found a balance between guitar and real-time processing that results in a cohesive disc with moments of true beauty. The titles of the tracks are visually suggestive and offer vaguely poetic extensions of the disc’s title. Names such [...]

CD Review Bob Gluck

March 3rd, 2008

Array: the Journal of the ICMA. 2007-2008 double issue. EXCERPT – Bob Gluck’s new compact disc Electric Brew features an eclectic mix of influences. The backbone of the disc is formed by four original compositions that were inspired by and use motifs from famous jazz compositions by Miles Davis and his collaborators, namely Joe Zawinul [...]

A Simplified Granular Processing Interface Based on Perceptual Research

April 16th, 2006

This is my dissertation that was completed to fulfill the requirements of my PhD at Northwestern University. The findings informed my later plug-in design work for Hipno, a set of plugins published by Cycling74. The chapter 2 contain a primer on granular methods that many people have told me they found useful.  Chapter 3 reviews granular [...]

Concert Review SCI Region IV Conference

December 8th, 2003

SCI Newsletter, Issue XXXIV:1. EXCERPT - The third and final day of concerts for the SCI Region IV conference started after a paper session with an afternoon concert featuring several works for interactive electronics and various forms of new media. Overall, the pieces and performances of this final conference day were well worth the trip many made to [...]

Journal SEAMUS – Granular Toolkit v1.0

July 9th, 2003

Journal SEAMUS, Volume XVI:2, pp. 34-46. ABSTRACT - Since the generation of granular textures was first automated using a computer (Roads 1978), granular synthesis has grown to become a popular tool for creating new sounds in electro-acoustic music. Many effects can be achieved through the granulation of sampled sound including time compression (Jones and Parks 1988) [...]