Associate Professor Jon Drummond

Associate Professor Jon Drummond

Associate Professor

School of Creative Industries

Career Summary

Biography

Jon Drummond is an academic, composer and sound artist whose work explores interactive electroacoustics, robotics, sonification of natural phenomena, acoustic ecology, and real-time interactive performance systems for acoustic instruments. His works have been presented at many festivals and conferences, including The Adelaide Festival, the International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), the International Computer Music Conferences (ICMC), New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE). His research interests include human-computer interaction design, new interfaces for musical expression, gesture analysis, improvisation, sound spatialisation and data sonification.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Music, Sydney Conservatorium
  • Master of Science (Honours), Macquarie University

Keywords

  • Australian Music
  • Composition
  • Creativity
  • Electroacoustic
  • Interaction Design
  • Media Production
  • Music
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Sound Design

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190203 Electronic Media Art 40
190407 Music Performance 30
190406 Music Composition 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2013 - 17/11/2017 Senior Lecturer University of Technology Sydney
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Studley T, Drummond J, Scott N, 'Evaluating Digital Games for Competitive Music Composition', Organised Sound, 24 (2019)
Co-authors Nathan Scott
2014 Dean RT, Bailes F, Drummond J, 'Generative Structures in Improvisation: Computational Segmentation of Keyboard Performances', JOURNAL OF NEW MUSIC RESEARCH, 43 224-236 (2014)
DOI 10.1080/09298215.2013.859710
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10
2009 Drummond J, 'Understanding Interactive Systems', ORGANISED SOUND, 14 124-133 (2009)
DOI 10.1017/S1355771809000235
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 15

Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Drummond J, Helyer N, 'Heavy Metal and the Oratorio for a Million Souls', Heavy Metal and the Oratorio for a Million Souls, Gwangju Korea (2019)
2019 Studley T, Drummond J, Scott N, 'Exploring Competitive Musical Creativity in Digital Composition Games', Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME 2019), University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (2019) [E1]
Co-authors Nathan Scott
2018 Studley T, Drummond J, Scott NB, Nesbitt K, 'Designing for Stochastic Game-Based Composition with Max and Unity', Reflecting Worlds: The Promise and Limitations of Mimesis in Electronic Music. Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2018, Perth, Australia (2018) [E1]
Co-authors Nathan Scott, Keith Nesbitt
2009 Drummond J, Paine G, 'Developing an Ontology of New Interfaces for Realtime Electronic Music Performance', Actes / Proceedings Electroacoustic Music Studies Network (EMS09), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2009)
2009 Drummond JR, Paine G, 'TIEM Survey Report: Developing a Taxonomy of Realtime Interfaces for Electronic Music Performance', TIEM Survey Report: Developing a Taxonomy of Realtime Interfaces for Electronic Music Performance, Queensland University of Technology (2009)
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Vella RJ, Drummond J, 'Mathematics, Music, Visualisation & Creative Thinking', . Canberra (2012)
Co-authors Richard Vella
2007 Vella R, Drummond J, 'ACID Press: a New Approach to Knowledge Collaboration', : Resonate Magazine (2007) [O1]
Co-authors Richard Vella
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $2,000

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20191 grants / $2,000

International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA2019, Republic of Korea, 22-28 June 2019.$2,000

Funding body: Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Scheme FEDUA Conference Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 Masters The Session Guitarist as Orchestrator and Collaborator M Philosophy (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Crossfade: Exploring Interstitial Spaces and Public Collaboration in a New Orchestral Composition Entitled Portraits of the Air PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD Appropriating Classical Music in Popular Music PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Composition Competitions: Exploring the Gamification of Generative Music Composition in Digital Game Environments PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Interactive Music Producer PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2014 Masters Acoustic Phenomena as a Model for Music Composition M Philosophy (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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News

Virtual concert set to transform performance possibility

July 19, 2019

The University of Newcastle will host Newcastle’s first ever virtual concert this week, as students test the boundaries of immersive performance.

Associate Professor Jon Drummond

Position

Associate Professor
School of Creative Industries
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email jon.drummond@newcastle.edu.au
Mobile 0413048837
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