AUMI Book: Technical Team Interviews

Audio interviews conducted by John Sullivan, September 2019 with members of the AUMI desktop application technical team, for the chapter “An Historical Account of the AUMI Desktop Application” in the forthcoming book Improvising Across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument.

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Eric Lewis [transcript]

Eric is a professor of philosophy at McGill University. He coordinates and oversees AUMI research activities at McGill including the ongoing technical development of the AUMI desktop application, interdisciplinary research with the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and an ongoing pilot program with the Mackay Centre School in Montreal, Quebec.

Ian Hattwick [transcript]

Ian Hattwick is an artist, researcher and lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the main developer for the AUMI desktop application from 2012 to 2014 at McGill University while pursuing his PhD in music technology.

Ivan Franco [transcript]

Ivan is an electronic musician, digital artist and music technology researcher. He served as the main AUMI desktop app developer from 2015 – 2016 at McGill University while pursuing his PhD in music technology. During his time with the AUMI project he authored the current version 4 of the desktop application software.

Thomas Ciufo [transcript]

Thomas is a sound artist, researcher and Assistant Professor of Music at Mount Holyoke College. He has been a part of the AUMI team since 2013, providing technical support and serving as a liaison between the developers and other parts of the project.

John Sullivan (interviewer)

John is a music technology researcher and PhD candidate at McGill University. He served as the developer for the AUMI desktop application from 2016 – 2019.