Doug Van Nort

Doug Van Nort

Phd. Music Technology (ABD)
Advisors: Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley and Prof. Philippe Depalle

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Previous Educational Experience

MFA Electronic Arts, iEAR program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
MA Mathematics, State University of New York, Potsdam
BA Mathematics, State University of New York, Potsdam

My research interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction for “Laptop Music”
  • Mapping and its role in instrumental and compositional systems
  • Interactive and Generative Systems for Improvisation
  • Signal Processing and Analysis/Synthesis
  • Texture and noise
  • Network music
  • Creating and directing laptop performance ensembles
  • Deep Listening
  • Sound synthesis and processing for adaptive control

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Refereed Publications

Journal Articles

  • Doug Van Nort. “Noise/music and representations systems.” Organised Sound 11(2), August 2006.
  • H. McDonough, B. Madore, C. Miller, A. Rogalski, D. Van Nort, J. Wood. “Structure Theory for Finitely Generated Carry Groups.” Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, vol. 12 no. 1, Fall 2004.

Book Sections

  • Doug Van Nort, “Noise to Signal: Deep Listening and the Windowed Line”, in Deep Listening: A Composer’s Sound Practice by Pauline Oliveros, iUniverse / Deep Listening Publications 2005.

Conference Papers

  • Doug Van Nort, David Gauthier, Sha Xin Wei and Marcelo Wanderley, “Extraction of Gestural Meaning from a Fabric-Based Controller”, in Proc. of the International Computer Music Conference 2007 (ICMC-07), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2007.
  • Doug Van Nort and Marcelo Wanderley, “Control Strategies for Navigation of Complex Sonic Spaces”, in Proc. of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2007 (NIME-07), New York, NY, June 2007.
  • Doug Van Nort and Marcelo Wanderley, “The LoM Mapping Toolbox for Max/Msp/Jitter”, Proc. Of the 2006 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 06), New Orleans, LA, Novermber, 2006.
  • Doug Van Nort and Philippe Depalle, “A Stochastic State-Space Phase Vocoder for Synthesis of Roughness”, to appear in Proc. Of the 2006 International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx 06), Montreal, QC, September, 2006.
  • Doug Van Nort and Marcelo Wanderley, “Exploring the Effect of Mapping Trajectories on Musical Performance”, in the International Conference of Sound and Music Computing (SMC 06), Marseille, France, May 18-20, 2006.
  • Doug Van Nort, Marcelo M. Wanderley and Philippe Depalle. “On the Choice of Mappings based on Geometric Properties.” Proc. of the 2004 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 04), Hamamatsu, Japan, June 3-5, 2004.

Conference Abstracts

  • Doug Van Nort, “Texture Perception: Signal Modeling and Compositional Approaches,” in Proc. of the 2007 Conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC-07), Montreal, QC, August 2007.
  • Doug Van Nort, “Le Mappings Geometrique et Trajectoires Musicale”, in L'interdisciplinarité dans les sciences et technologies de la musique Colloquium, part of La Réunion 2006 de l'Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS), Montreal, QC, May 17, 2006.
  • Doug Van Nort, “The Contemporary Production of Noise and the Role of the System”, in Electroacoustic Music Studies 2005 (EMS-05) International Conference, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, October 19-22, 2005.
  • Stacy Denton and Doug Van Nort. “Music, noise and the (de)socialization of sound”,in In and Out of the Sound Studio Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, QC. July 25-29, 2005.