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.
Peters N, Lossius T, Schacher JC. SpatDIF: Principles, Specification, and Examples. SMC: 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference (Best Paper Award). Copenhagen, DK; 2012. Peters N, Lossius T, Place T. An Automated Testing Suite for Computer Music Environments. In 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC). Copenhagen, DK; 2012. Rowland J, Freed A. Flexible Surfaces for Interactive Audio. In Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. Cambridge, MA: ITS; 2012. Battenberg E, Avizienis R. Implementing Real-Time Partitioned Convolution Algorithms on Conventional Operating Systems. In DAFX 2011. Paris, France; 2011. Colmenares J, Ian S, Battenberg E, Avizienis R, Peters N, Asanovic K, et al.. REAL-TIME MUSICAL APPLICATIONS ON AN EXPERIMENTAL OPERATING SYSTEM FOR MULTI-CORE PROCESSORS. In ICMC 2011. Huddersfield, England; 2011. Freed A, MacCallum J, Schmeder A. Composability for Musical Gesture Signal Processing using new OSC-based Object and Functional Programming Extensions to Max/MSP. In New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Oslo, Norway; 2011. Freed A. Diverse Roles of Objets Trouvs in Live Solo Visual Music Practice. In Understanding VISUAL Music 2011. Montreal, CA; 2011. Freed A, MacCallum J, Schmeder A. Dynamic, Instance-based, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in Max/MSP using Open Sound Control (OSC) Message Delegation. In ICMC 2011. Huddersfield, England: ICMA; 2011. Mann Y, Freed A. Pervasive Cameras: Making Sense of Many Angles using Radial Basis Function Interpolation and Salience Analysis. In Pervasive 2011. San Francisco, CA; 2011. Peters N, W. SAndrew. Synthesizing classic recording microphones characteristics using a spherical microphone array (A). J. Acoust. Soc. Am., presented at the 162th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America [Internet]. 4th ed. San Diego, US: ASA; 2011;130:2507. Peters N, Braasch J, McAdams S. Sound Spatialization Across Disciplines Using Virtual Microphone Control (ViMiC). Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies [Internet]. 2011;5:167-190. Peters N, Jonas B. Compensation of Undesired Doppler Artifacts in Virtual Microphone Simulations. In DAGA - Deutsche Jahrestagung fr Akustik . Dsseldorf, Germany; 2011. Peters N, W. SAndrew. Beamforming using a spherical microphone array based on legacy microphone characteristics. In International Conference on Spatial Audio. Detmold, Germany; 2011. Roh J-S, Freed A, Mann Y, Wessel D. Robust and Reliable Fabric, Piezoresistive Multitouch Sensing Surfaces for Musical Controllers. In NIME 2011. 2011. Battenberg E, Freed A, Wessel D. Advances in the Parallelization of Musical Applications. In ICMC 2010. ICMA; 2010.