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Dr Michael Zbyszyński

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PositionLecturer
Department Computing
Email M.Zbyszynski (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 078 5162
Dr Michael Zbyszyński

Michael Zbyszyński is an academic in the Department of Computing. He teaches perception & multimedia computing. He has been a software developer at Avid, SoundHound, Cycling ’74, and Keith McMillen Instruments. He has also taught live electroacoustic music, real-time interaction and socialist realism.

As a musician, his work spans from brass bands to symphony orchestras, including composition and improvisation with woodwinds and electronics. He has been a software developer at Avid, SoundHound, Cycling ’74, and Keith McMillen Instruments, and was Assistant Director of Pedagogy at UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). He holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and studied at the Academy of Music in Kraków on a Fulbright Grant. His work has been included in Make Magazine, the Rhizome Artbase, and on the ARTSHIP recording label.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Music Composition, University of California, Berkeley, 2000
  • MA in Music Composition, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • BA in Music, New York University, 1992

Other interests
Spectral music, 20th Century Polish Music, flutes, saxophones, molecular gastronomy, second line & political brass bands.

Research Interests

  • Interactive Machine Learning
  • HCI
  • Electroacoustic composition and improvisation 

Publications