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Tag Archives: Thesis

  1. Research Underway »

    Oct 11, 2010

    Top: Chuck Brody, Bottom: Brian Cassagnol This week I kicked off the interview portion of my thesis research. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chuck Brody, a professional producer for artists as varied as J.Lo and Bear Hands, as well as Brian Cassagnol, a manhattan based producer & songwriter. I may post audio […]

  2. New Inspiration: IDMIL »

    Oct 02, 2010

    I found the Input Devices and Music Innovation Lab (IDMIL) in Montreal. They are an amazing source of materials and information. Marcel Wanderley runs the group at McGill U, and seems to have generated about 80% of literature on the subject of gestural music interfaces. In fact, he literally wrote the book on my thesis […]

  3. A Flood of Resources »

    Sep 27, 2010

    Last week we prepared our initial Thesis Proposals. I’ve attached my first draft here so that you can read, point and laugh at me. Up to this point I’ve been a little afraid of doing research. The nagging fear in the back of my mind has been, “Well, what if someone has already done it?” […]

  4. The Body, The Brain & Music »

    Sep 19, 2010

    So far I’ve been collecting a lot of anecdotal research and snippets from various places books and online sources. Here are a few of the things currently inspiring me. Music of the Mind Using Brainwaves to Construct Music Fantastic video. Mick Grierson has created a computer program that can literally detect and play the note […]

  5. 04. Extensions & Mastery »

    Sep 07, 2010

    The Human Body, Tools, And Second PrinciplesInteresting article today on Scientific American concerning our use of tools and the level to which our brain can assimilate tools as parts of the body. This is something I’ve thought a lot about as a musician and Interaction Designer. The article provides a good jumping off point for […]