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Publications: Prof Andrew McPherson

Pigrem J, McPherson A, Bryan-Kinns N, Jack R ( 2022 ) . Sound-> Object-> Gesture: Physical Affordances of Virtual Materials . ACM International Conference Proceeding Series . 59 - 66 .
Lepri G, Mcpherson A, Bowers J ( 2022 ) . Useless, not Worthless: Absurd Making as Critical Practice . Conference: ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Mice L, Mcpherson A ( 2022 ) . The M in NIME: Motivic analysis and the case for a musicology of NIME performances . Conference: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( Auckland, New Zealand ) from: 28/06/2022 to: 01/07/2022 ,
Nordmoen C, McPherson AP ( 2022 ) . Making space for material entanglements: A diffractive analysis of woodwork and the practice of making an interactive system . DIS 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Digital Wellbeing . 415 - 423 .
Zheng J, Bryan-Kinns N, McPherson AP ( 2022 ) . Material Matters: Exploring Materiality in Digital Musical Instruments Design . Conference: Designing Interactive Systems Conference976 - 986 .
Mice L, McPherson AP ( 2022 ) . Super Size Me: Interface Size, Identity and Embodiment in Digital Musical Instrument Design . Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings .
Reed CN, Skach S, Strohmeier P, McPherson AP ( 2022 ) . Singing Knit: Soft Knit Biosensing for Augmenting Vocal Performances . ACM International Conference Proceeding Series . 170 - 183 .
Robson N, Bryan-Kinns N, Mcpherson A ( 2022 ) . On mediating space, sound and experience: interviews with situated sound art practitioners . Organised Sound: an international journal of music and technology vol. 28 , ( 1 )
Benito Temprano A, Mcpherson AP ( 2021 ) . A TMR Angle Sensor for Gesture Acquisition and Disambiguation on the Electric Guitar . Conference: Audio Mostly 2021 (AM'21). Sonic experiences in the era of the Internet of Sounds ( University of Trento (Italy) [Online] ) from: 01/09/2021 to: 03/09/2021 ,
Moro G, McPherson AP ( 2021 ) . Performer experience on a continuous keyboard instrument . Computer Music Journal vol. 44 , ( 2-3 ) 69 - 91 .
Mice L, Mcpherson A ( 2021 ) . Embodied Cognition in Performers of Large Acoustic Instruments as a Method of Designing New Large Digital Musical Instruments . Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music 14th International Symposium, CMMR 2019, Marseille, France, October 14–18, 2019, Revised Selected Papers , Editors: Kronland-Martinet, R, Ystad, S, Aramaki, M , vol. 12631 , Springer ( Marseille, France ),
Reed CN, McPherson AP ( 2021 ) . Surface Electromyography for Sensing Performance Intention and Musical Imagery in Vocalists . TEI 2021 - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction .
Mice L, Mcpherson A ( 2020 ) . From miming to NIMEing: the development of idiomatic gestural language on large scale DMIs . Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression . Editors: Michon, R, Schroeder, F , Conference: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( Birmingham UK ) from: 25/07/2020 to: 21/07/2020 ,
Moro G, Mcpherson A ( 2020 ) . A platform for low-latency continuous keyboard sensing and sound generation . nime.org/archives . Conference: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( Royal Birmingham Conservatoire ) from: 21/07/2020 to: 25/07/2020 ,
Martelloni A, Mcpherson A, Barthet M . Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar through the Lens of NIME: an Interview Study . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) ( Royal Birmingham Conservatoire ) from: 22/07/2020 to: 25/07/2020 ,
Lepri G, Mcpherson A, Nonnis A, Stapleton P, Andersen K, Mudd T, Bowers J, Bennett P et al. ( 2020 ) . Play Make Believe: Exploring Design Fiction and Absurd Making for Critical NIME . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression Workshop (NIME '20), Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK.
Lepri G, Mcpherson A, Bowers J ( 2020 ) . Useless, not Worthless: Absurd making as critical practice . DIS 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference . 1887 - 1899 .
Mcpherson A, Lepri G ( 2020 ) . Beholden to Our Tools: Negotiating with Technology while Sketching Digital Instruments . Conference: New Interfaces For Musical Expression
McPherson A, Tahlroăžlu K ( 2020 ) . Idiomatic Patterns and Aesthetic Influence in Computer Music Languages . Organised Sound vol. 25 , ( 1 ) 53 - 63 .
Mice L, Mcpherson AP ( 2019 ) . Embodied Cognition in Performers of Large Acoustic Instruments as a Method of Designing New Large Digital Musical Instruments . 14th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research . Editors: Mice, L, Mcpherson, AP , Conference: Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research ( Marseille, France ) from: 14/10/2019 to: 18/10/2019 ,
Armitage J, McPherson A ( 2019 ) . Bricolage in a hybrid digital lutherie context . Conference: Proceedings of the 14th International Audio Mostly Conference: A Journey in Sound82 - 89 .
Armitage J, Mcpherson A ( 2019 ) . Bricolage in a hybrid digital lutherie context: a workshop study . Conference: Audio Mostly ( University of Nottingham ) from: 17/09/2019 to: 20/09/2019 ,
McPherson A ( 2019 ) . Personal take: Augmenting musical performance . The Cambridge Companion to Music in Digital Culture ,
Nordmoen C, Armitage J, Morreale F, Stewart R, McPherson A ( 2019 ) . Making sense of sensors: Discovery through craft practice with an open-ended sensor material . DIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference . 135 - 146 .
LEPRI G, MCPHERSON A ( 2019 ) . Fictional Instruments, Real Values: Discovering Musical Backgrounds with Non-Functional Prototypes . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression
LEPRI G, MCPHERSON A ( 2019 ) . Making Up Instruments: Design Fiction for Value Discovery in Communities of Musical Practice . Conference: Designing Interactive Systems ( San Diego California USA )
Harrison J, McPherson AP, Chamberlain A ( 2019 ) . Accessible instruments in the wild: Engaging with a community of learning-disabled musicians . Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings .
Hazzard A, Greenhalgh C, Kallionpää M, Benford S, Veinberg A, Kanga Z, McPherson A ( 2019 ) . Failing with style: Designing for aesthetic failure in interactive performance . Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings .
Pardue LS, McPherson A ( 2019 ) . Real-Time Aural and Visual Feedback for Improving Violin Intonation . Front Psychol vol. 10 , 627 - 627 .
McPherson A, Benford S ( 2019 ) . Music, Design and Ethnography: An Interview with Steve Benford . Springer Series on Cultural Computing ,
MCPHERSON A, MORREALE F, HARRISON J ( 2019 ) . Musical Instruments for Novices: Comparing NIME, HCI and Crowdfunding Approaches . New Directions in Music and Human-Computer Interaction , Editors: Holland, S, Wilkie-McKenna, K, Mudd, T, MCPHERSON, A et al. , Springer
Turchet L, McPherson A, Fischione C ( 2019 ) . Smart instruments: Towards an ecosystem of interoperable devices connecting performers and audiences . SMC 2016 - 13th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Proceedings . 498 - 505 .
McPherson A, Verplank B ( 2019 ) . The Poetry of Strange Connections: An Interview with Bill Verplank . Springer Series on Cultural Computing ,
Holland S, Mudd T, Wilkie-McKenna K, McPherson A, Wanderley MM ( 2019 ) . Understanding Music Interaction, and Why It Matters . Springer Series on Cultural Computing ,
MORREALE F, ARMITAGE J, MCPHERSON A ( 2018 ) . Effect of Instrument Structure Alterations on Violin Performance . Frontiers in Psychology
ZAPPI V, MCPHERSON A ( 2018 ) . Hackable Instruments: Supporting Appropriation and Modification in Digital Musical Interaction . Frontiers in ICT vol. 5 , ( 26 )
JACK RH, MEHRABI A, Stockman T, MCPHERSON A ( 2018 ) . Action-sound Latency and the Perceived Quality of Digital Musical Instruments: Comparing Professional Percussionists and Amateur Musicians . Music Perception
BUYS K, MCPHERSON A ( 2018 ) . Real-time bowed string feature extraction for performance applications . https://zenodo.org/record/1422597 . Conference: Sound and Music Computing ( Cyprus ) from: 04/03/2018 to: 07/03/2018 ,
ARMITAGE JDK, MCPHERSON A ( 2018 ) . Crafting Digital Musical Instruments: An Exploratory Workshop Study . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression
BIN SMA, BRYAN-KINNS N, MCPHERSON AP ( 2018 ) . Risky business: Disfluency as a design strategy . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( Blacksburg, VA, USA ) from: 03/06/2018 to: 07/06/2018 ,
Turchet L, McPherson A, Barthet M ( 2018 ) . Co-design of a smart Cajón . AES: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society vol. 66 , ( 4 ) 220 - 230 .
Pardue LS, McPherson A, Overholt D ( 2018 ) . Improving the instrumental learning experience through complexity management . Proceedings of the 15th Sound and Music Computing Conference: Sonic Crossings, SMC 2018 . 150 - 157 .
Turchet L, McPherson A, Barthet M ( 2018 ) . Real-time hit classification in a smart cajón . Frontiers in ICT vol. 5 ,
MORO G, MCPHERSON A, SANDLER M ( 2017 ) . Dynamic temporal behaviour of the keyboard action on the Hammond organ and its perceptual significance . Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Bin SMA, Bryan-Kinns N, McPherson A ( 2017 ) . Hands where we can see them! Investigating the impact of gesture size on audience perception . Conference: International Computer Music Conference ( Shanghai, China ) from: 16/10/2017 to: 20/10/2017 ,
BIN SMA, MORREALE F, BRYAN-KINNS N, MCPHERSON A ( 2017 ) . In-the-moment and beyond: Combining post-hoc and real time data for the study of audience perception of electronic music performance . Conference: ACM Interact 2017 ( Mumbai, India ) from: 25/09/2017 to: 29/09/2017 ,
HARRISON JTF, McPherson AP ( 2017 ) . Adapting the Bass Guitar for One-Handed Playing . Journal of New Music Research vol. 46 , ( 3 ) 270 - 285 .
Jack RH, Stockman T, McPherson A ( 2017 ) . Rich gesture, reduced control: The influence of constrained mappings on performance technique . ACM International Conference Proceeding Series . vol. Part F129150 ,
MCPHERSON A, ARMITAGE JDK, BIN SMA, MORREALE F, JACK R ( 2017 ) . NIMEcraft Workshop: Exploring the Subtleties of Digital Lutherie . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Armitage J, Morreale F, McPherson A ( 2017 ) . "The finer the musician, the smaller the details": NIMEcraft under the microscope . http://www.nime.org/archives/ . Conference: New Instruments for Musical Expression 2017 ( Copenhagen, Denmark ) from: 14/05/2017 to: 19/05/2017 ,
Morreale F, Moro G, Chamberlain A, Benford S, MCPHERSON A ( 2017 ) . Building a Maker Community Around an Open Hardware Platform . Conference: ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) ( Denver, CO, USA ) from: 06/05/2017 to: 11/05/2017 ,
MORREALE F, Masu, R, MCPHERSON ( 2017 ) . Constraining Control in Mixed-Initiative Musical Interfaces . Conference: MICI 2017: CHI Workshop on Mixed-Initiative Creative Interfaces
McPherson A ( 2017 ) . Bela: An embedded platform for low-latency feedback control of sound . The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America vol. 141 , ( 5 ) 3618 - 3618 .
Donovan L, McPherson A ( 2017 ) . Traveling wave control of stringed musical instruments . The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America vol. 141 , ( 5 ) 3619 - 3619 .
Jack RH, Stockman T, McPherson A ( 2017 ) . Maintaining and constraining performer touch in the design of digital musical instruments . TEI 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction . 717 - 720 .
McPherson A ( 2017 ) . 2012: TouchKeys: Capacitive Multi-touch Sensing on a Physical Keyboard . A NIME Reader , vol. 3 ,
Liang B, Fazekas G, McPherson A, Sandler M ( 2017 ) . Piano Pedaller: A Measurement System for Classification and Visualisation of Piano Pedalling Techniques . Proc. of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), May 15-18, Copenhagen, Denmark . 325 - 329 .
LIANG B, fazekas G, mcpherson A, sandler M ( 2016 ) . Classification of Piano Pedaling Techniques Using Gesture Data from a Non-Intrusive Measurement System . DMRN+11: Digital Music Research Network Workshop Proceedings 2016 . Conference: DMRN+11: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2016 ( Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London ) from: 20/12/2016 to: 20/12/2016 ,
Jack RH, Stockman T, McPherson A ( 2016 ) . Effect of latency on performer interaction and subjective quality assessment of a digital musical instrument . ACM International Conference Proceeding Series . vol. 04-06-October-2016 , 116 - 123 .
McPherson AP, Jack RH, Moro G ( 2016 ) . Action-Sound Latency: Are Our Tools Fast Enough? . Conference: Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, July 11-15, 2016 ( Griffith University, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia ) from: 11/07/2016 to: 15/07/2016 ,
BIN SMA, MCPHERSON AP, BRYAN-KINNS N ( 2016 ) . Skip the Pre-Concert Demo: How Technical Familiarity and Musical Style Affect Audience Response . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( Brisbane, Australia ) from: 11/07/2016 to: 15/07/2016 , vol. 16 , 200 - 205 .
MORO G, Bin A, Jack RH, Heinrichs C, McPherson AP ( 2016 ) . Making High-Performance Embedded Instruments with Bela and Pure Data . Conference: International Conference on Live Interfaces ( University of Sussex ) from: 29/06/2016 to: 03/07/2016 ,
MCPHERSON A, Chamberlain A, Hazzard A, McGrath S, Benford S ( 2016 ) . Designing for Exploratory Play with a Hackable Digital Musical Instrument . Conference: ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems ( Brisbane, Australia )
Sulyok C, MCPHERSON A, Harte C ( 2016 ) . Evolving the process of a virtual composer . Natural Computing
Holland S, McPherson A, Mackay W, Wanderley M, Gurevich M, Mudd T, O'Modhrain S, Wilkie K et al. ( 2016 ) . Music and HCI workshop . Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings . vol. 07-12-May-2016 , 3339 - 3346 .
Jack R, Stockman T, McPherson A ( 2016 ) . Navigation of pitch space on a digital musical instrument with dynamic tactile feedback . TEI 2016 - Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction . 3 - 11 .
Heinrichs C, McPherson A ( 2016 ) . Performance-led design of computationally generated audio for interactive applications . TEI 2016 - Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction . 697 - 700 .
Pardue LS, Harte C, MCPHERSON A ( 2015 ) . A Low-Cost Real-Time Tracking System for Violin . Journal of New Music Research1 - 19 .
Sulyok C, McPherson A, Harte C ( 2015 ) . Corpus-taught Evolutionary Music Composition . Conference: 07/20/2015-07/24/2015587 - 594 .
McPherson A ( 2015 ) . Buttons, handles, and keys: Advances in continuous-control keyboard instruments . Computer Music Journal vol. 39 , ( 2 ) 28 - 46 .
MacRitchie J, MCPHERSON A ( 2015 ) . Integrating optical finger motion tracking with surface touch events . Frontiers in Psychology vol. 6 , ( 702 )
Donovan L, MCPHERSON A ( 2015 ) . Active control of a string instrument bridge using the Posicast technique . Conference: 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention ( Warsaw, Poland )
MCPHERSON A, Zappi V ( 2015 ) . An environment for submillisecond-latency audio and sensor processing on BeagleBone Black . Conference: 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention ( Warsaw, Poland )
Moro G, McPherson AP ( 2015 ) . Approximating non-linear inductors using time-variant linear filters . DAFx 2015 - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects .
Zappi V, MCPHERSON A ( 2015 ) . Exposing the scaffolding of digital instruments with hardware-software feedback loops . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( Baton Rouge, USA )
Menzies DWH, MCPHERSON A ( 2015 ) . Highland piping ornament recognition using Dynamic Time Warping . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( Baton Rouge, USA )
Jack RH, MCPHERSON A, Stockman T ( 2015 ) . The design of tactile musical devices for the deaf . Conference: International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music ( Sheffield, UK )
Reiss JD, McPherson A ( 2014 ) . Audio Effects: Theory, Implementation and Application . CRC Press
Zappi V, MCPHERSON A ( 2014 ) . Design and use of a hackable digital instrument . Conference: International Conference on Live Interfaces ( Lisbon, Portugal )
Zappi V, MCPHERSON A ( 2014 ) . Dimensionality and appropriation in digital musical instrument design . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( London, UK )
Heinrichs C, MCPHERSON A, Farnell A ( 2014 ) . Human Performance of Computational Sound Models for Immersive Environments . The New Soundtrack vol. 4 , ( 2 ) 139 - 155 .
Topliss JW, Zappi V, MCPHERSON A ( 2014 ) . Latency Performance for Real-Time Audio on BeagleBone Black . Conference: Linux Audio Conference ( Karlsruhe, Germany )
Pardue L, Nian D, Harte C, MCPHERSON A ( 2014 ) . Low-latency audio pitch tracking: a multi-modal sensor-assisted approach . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Heinrichs C, MCPHERSON A ( 2014 ) . Mapping and interaction strategies for performing environmental sound . Conference: IEEE VR Workshop on Sonic Interaction in Virtual Environments (SIVE)25 - 30 .
Sokolovskis J, MCPHERSON A ( 2014 ) . Optical measurement of acoustic drum strike locations . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( London, UK )
Gábana Arellano D, MCPHERSON A ( 2014 ) . Radear: a tangible spinning music sequencer . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( London, UK )
MCPHERSON A, Donovan L ( 2014 ) . The talking guitar: headstock tracking and mapping strategies . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( London, UK )
Vetter L, Terrell MJ, Simpson AJR, McPherson A ( 2013 ) . Estimation of overdrive in music signals . 134th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2013 . 846 - 851 .
HEDGES TW, MCPHERSON A ( 2013 ) . 3D Gestural Interaction with Harmonic Pitch Space . Conference: Proceedings of the 10th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC) ( Stockholm ) 103 - 108 .
MENZIES DWH, MCPHERSON A ( 2013 ) . A Digital Bagpipe Chanter System to Assist in One-to-One Piping Tuition . Conference: Proceedings of the Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference ( Stockholm ) 440 - 445 .
MCPHERSON A, Pardue L ( 2013 ) . Near-field optical reflectance sensing for violin bow tracking . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( Seoul, South Korea )
McPherson AP, Kim YE ( 2013 ) . Piano Technique as a Case Study in Expressive Gestural Interaction . Springer Series on Cultural Computing ,
MCPHERSON A ( 2013 ) . Portable measurement and mapping of continuous piano gesture . Conference: New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( Seoul, South Korea )
MCPHERSON A, Gierakowski A, Stark A ( 2013 ) . The space between the notes: adding expressive pitch control to the piano keyboard . Conference: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) ( Paris, France )
Burdiel E, Vetter L, Simpson AJR, Terrell MJ, Mcpherson A, Sandler M ( 2012 ) . Real-time implementation of glasberg & moore's loudness model for time-varying sounds . 133rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2012, AES 2012 . vol. 1 , 107 - 115 .
Heinrichs C, McPherson A ( 2012 ) . Recreating the parallax effect associated with Fishtank VR in a Real-Time telepresence system using head-tracking and a robotic camera . ISMAR 2012 - 11th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2012, Science and Technology Papers . 283 - 284 .
Heinrichs C, McPherson A ( 2012 ) . A hybrid keyboard-guitar interface using capacitive touch sensing and physical modeling . Proceedings of the 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2012 .
MCPHERSON A, Kim YE ( 2012 ) . The problem of the second performer: building a community around an augmented piano . Computer Music Journal vol. 36 , ( 4 ) 10 - 27 .
MCPHERSON A, Kim Y ( 2011 ) . Design and applications of a multi-touch musical keyboard . Conference: 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference ( Padova, Italy ) from: 06/07/2011 to: 09/07/2011 ,
Dolhansky B, MCPHERSON A, Kim Y ( 2011 ) . Designing an expressive virtual percussion instrument . Conference: 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference ( Padova, Italy ) from: 06/07/2011 to: 09/07/2011 ,
MCPHERSON A, Kim Y ( 2011 ) . Multidimensional gesture sensing at the piano keyboard . Conference: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems ( Vancouver, Canada ) from: 07/05/2011 to: 12/05/2011 , 2789 - 2798 .
MCPHERSON A, Kim Y ( 2010 ) . Augmenting the acoustic piano with electromagnetic string actuation and continuous key position sensing . Conference: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression ( Sydney, Australia ) from: 15/06/2010 to: 18/06/2010 , 217 - 222 .
MCPHERSON A ( 2010 ) . The magnetic resonator piano: electronic augmentation of an acoustic grand piano . Journal of New Music Research vol. 39 , ( 3 ) 189 - 202 .
MCPHERSON A, Kim Y ( 2010 ) . Toward a computationally-enhanced acoustic grand piano . Conference: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Extended Abstracts) ( Atlanta, USA ) from: 10/04/2010 to: 15/04/2010 , 4141 - 4146 .