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Tom Mudd

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PositionAssociate Lecturer in Music
Department Music
Email (@gold.ac.uk)
Tom Mudd

Tom Mudd is a researcher, lecturer, musician and programmer interested in relationships between software, composition and improvisation.
 
His current research and musical work explores the role of nonlinear dynamics in musical interactions, leading to new synthesis methods and to wider research on music. The resultant systems have many properties in common with acoustic systems found in reed or bowed instruments.
 
Recent installation and live performance work has explored wider ideas around the algorithms and processes embedded in musical tools, and the complex relationships between tools, their designers, and their users.

Teaching:

  • Live Performance Systems (BMus/BSc)
  • Live Electronics (BMus)
  • Music Computing (BMus/BSc)
  • Interactive and Generative Music (MMus)
  • Director of the Music Computing Ensemble

Publications:

Emergent and retrospective research: learning from practice
(forthcoming) Mudd, Tom. and Waters, Simon. 'Emergent and retrospective research: learning from practice' In Contemporary Music Review, Vol. 37 (2), 2017.
 
Material-Oriented Musical Interaction
Mudd, Tom. 2016. 'Material-Oriented Musical Interaction' . In: Proc. of CHI 2016, San Jose, 7-15 May 2016.
 
Music and HCI
Simon Holland, Andrew P. McPherson, Wendy E. Mackay, Marcelo M. Wanderley, Michael D. Gurevich, Tom W. Mudd, Sile O'Modhrain, Katie L. Wilkie, Joseph W. Malloch, Jérémie Garcia, and Andrew Johnston. 2016. Music and HCI. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3339-3346. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2856479
 
Investigating the effects of introducing nonlinear dynamical processes into digital musical interfaces
Mudd, Tom; Holland, Simon; Mulholland, Paul and Dalton, Nick, 2015. Investigating the effects of introducing nonlinear dynamical processes into digital musical interfaces. In: Proceedings of Sound and Music Computing Conference, 2015, Sound and Music Computing Network.
 
Nonlinear Dynamical Systems as Enablers of Exploratory Engagement with Musical Instruments
Mudd, Tom; Holland, Simon; Mulholland, Paul and Dalton, Nick, 2014. Nonlinear Dynamical Systems as Enablers of Exploratory Engagement with Musical Instruments. In: INTER-FACE: International Conference on Live Interfaces 2014, 19th - 23rd November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.
 
Dynamical Interactions with Electronic Instruments
Mudd, Tom; Holland, Simon; Mulholland, Paul and Dalton, Nicholas, 2014. Dynamical Interactions with Electronic Instruments. In: Proceedings of the Internation Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Goldsmiths, University of London, pp. 126–129.
 
Dynamical Systems in Interaction Design for Improvisation
Mudd, Tom; Dalton, Nick; Holland, Simon and Mulholland, Paul, 2014. Dynamical Systems in Interaction Design for Improvisation. In: Workshop on Human Computer Improvisation at 2014 ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems, June 21st - 25th 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada
 
Feeling for Sound: Mapping Sonic Data to Haptic Perceptions
Mudd, Tom, 2013. Feeling for Sound: Mapping Sonic Data to Haptic Perceptions. In Proc. New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference. South Korea.
 
Flexibility, Subtlety and Spontaneity in New Musical Instruments
Mudd, Tom, 2012. Flexibility, Subtlety and Spontaneity in New Musical Instruments, 2012. In Proc. International Computer Music Conference. Llubljana.
 
Developing transferable skills through engagement with higher education laptop ensembles
Mudd, Tom; Developing transferable skills through engagement with higher education laptop ensembles, 2012. Journal of Music, Technology & Education, Volume 5, Number 1, 22 May 2012, pp