Digital Tools for Improvisation

Digital Tools for Improvisation regards ongoing research into new interfaces for musical expression including further development of the Rainboard musical interface (isomorphic keyboard device and tablet app), and the development of new work into generative music and interactive audio.

Research Outcomes

  • Jordan Ubbens and David Gerhard, “Information Rate for Fast Time-Domain Instrument Classification” in Music, Mind, and Embodiment , Kronland-Martinet, Richard, Aramaki, Mitsuko, Ystad, Sølvi (Eds.) Springer: New York. 2016 pp.297-308
  • Hanlin Hu and David Gerhard “WebHexIso: A Customizable Web-based Hexagonal Isomorphic Musical Keyboard Interface.” The 42nd International Computer Music Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, September 2016.
  • Jason Cullimore, “The Composer/Programmer: Reimagining Composition” SSHRC Fall Form on Emerging Technologies, Ottawa, ON, Canada: 2016 Nov. 21-2.
  • Jason Cullimore, “The Digital Personality: A New Medium Promoting Interaction Between Composers, Audiences, and Computer Music Systems.” American Musicological Society, Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting, Lethbridge, AB, Canada: 2016 Mar. 19-20
  • Jason Cullimore Finalist in the Electronica Category of the 2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Session I) with track “Hello World” using new interfaces.
  • Jason Cullimore, “The Digital Personality: A Perspective on Composing for Interactive Computer Systems.” Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting, University of Lethbridge, March 2016.
  • Jason Cullimore, “Communicating Musical Subjectivities Panel,” American Musicological Society, Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting, University of Lethbridge, March 2016.
  • Jason Cullimore, David Gerhard, Howard Hamilton, “Directed Transitional Composition for Gaming and Adaptive Music Using Q-Learning.” ICMC/SMC Conference, September 2014.
  • Jason Cullimore, “Art and the Algorithm: The Computer as a Composer’s Tool.” Impetus magazine, University of Regina (in press).
  • Jason Cullimore, “Confounding Expectations: Musical Intersections—The Computer as a New Creative Voice and its Implications for Composers.” University of Calgary Graduate Conference, April 2015.
  • David Gerhard, Brett Park, and Hanlin Hu, “On the Musical Opportunities of Cylindrical Hexagonal Lattices: Mapping Flat Isomorphisms Onto Nanotube Structures” Sound and Music Computing Conference, University of Maynooth, Ireland, 2015
  • David Gerhard, “Updates on Recent Projects from the he Rough Music and Audio Digital Interaction Lab.” Colder Than Mars: Humanities Research Institute Conference, University of Regina, 2016.
  • Hanlin Hu, Brett Park and David Gerhard, “Mapping Tone Helixes to Cylindrical Lattices using Chiral Angles.” 41st International Computer Music Conference, 2015