Selected Research Publications from CNMAT from 1989 to the Present

Areas of Research include:

  • Protocol and encoding development including Open Sound Control (OSC) ( and the Sound Description Interchange Format (SDIF) (
  • New sensor technologies and interface modalities: sensor fusion, integration.
  • New sense-enabled media: conductive/resistive fibre, malleable media.
  • eTextile, conductive paper and other materials for the New Lutherie
  • Many-channel digital audio interfaces; hundreds of channels over common ethernet. FPGA-based audio systems development.
  • Parallel computing theory in music/audio computing; algorithms, requirements.
  • Musical interactivity tools including digitizing tablets, multitouch and manytouch surfaces.
  • New user-interfaces for interaction with expressive musical/auditory environments, e.g. spatial mapping with dimensionality reduction.
  • Theoretical and applied spatial acoustics of loudspeaker and microphone arrays, especially in spherical configurations
  • Musical quality; metrics, augmentation, compression, hearing loss.
  • Signal-theory for musical gestures; requirements on jitter and latency, expressive bandwidth estimation
  • Semantics, requirements and cognitive models of music performance and their implications for software design patterns
  • Sound analysis for event detection, pitch and noise estimation and auditory perceptual models
  • Machine learning applications in audio synthesis and musical control
  • Auditory psychophysics and music cognition and perception
  • Curation and Development of real-time music and audio software tools.
Gottfried R. SVG to OSC Transcoding: Towards a Platform for Notational Praxis and Electronic Performance. In International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation (TENOR). Paris, France; 2015. MacCallum J, Gottfried R, Rostovtsev I, Bresson J, Freed A. Dynamic Message-Oriented Middleware with Open Sound Control and Odot. In International Computer Music Conference. University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA; 2015. MacCallum J, Goodheart M, Freed A. Antony: A Reimagining. In International Computer Music Conference. University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA; 2015. MacCallum J, Naccarato T. The Impossibility of Control: Real-time Negotiations with the Heart. In Electronic Visualization in the Arts. London, UK; 2015. Madgwick S, Mitchell T, Barreto C, Freed A. Simple Synchronization for Open Sound Control. In ICMC [Internet]. Texas: ICMA; 2015. Valle R, Freed A. Symbolic Music Similarity using Neuronal Periodicity and Dynamic Programming. Springer. Mathematics and Computation in Music. London, UK: Springer; 2015. Valle R, Freed A. Batera : Drummer Agent with Style Learning and Interpolation. In Study Day On Computer Simulation Of Musical Creativity [Internet]. University of Huddersfield, UK; 2015. Wessel D, Battenberg E, Schmeder A, Kelly F, Edwards B. Hearing aid fitting procedure and processing based on subjective space representation. USPTO. UC Berkeley; 2015. Donze A, Akkaya I, Seshia SA, Libkind S, Valle R, Wessel D. Machine Improvisation with Formal Specifications. In International Computer Music Conference. Athens, Greece; 2014. Freed A, DeFilippo D, Gottfried R, MacCallum J, Lubow J, Razo D, et al.. a Unified Communications Framework for Music, Intermedia and Cloud Interaction. In ICMC. Athens, Greece: IMCA; 2014. Lee EA, Rabaey J, Blaauw D, Dutta P, Fu K, Guestrin C, et al.. The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud. IEEE Design and Test of Computers on Cloud Computing for Embedded Systems. 2014;. MacCallum J, Freed A, Wessel D. New Tools for Aspect-Oriented Programming in Music and Media Programming Environments. In International Computer Music Conference. Athens, Greece; 2014. Mitchell T, Madgwick S, Rankine S, Hilton G, Freed A, Andrew N. Making the Most of Wifi: Optimisations for Robust Wireless Live Music Performance. In New Instruments of Musical Expression. 2014. Colmenares JA, Peters N, Eads G, Saxton I, Jacques I, Kubiatowicz JD, et al.. A Multi-core Operating System with QoS Guarantees for Network Audio Applications. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES). 2013;61:174-184. Freed A, Uitti F-M, Mansfield S, MacCallum J. Old is the new New: a Fingerboard Case Study in Recrudescence as a NIME Development Strategy. In NIME. Daejeon Korea; 2013.