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

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

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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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 (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 - 8Web of Science - 9
2009 Drummond J, 'Understanding interactive systems', Organised Sound, 14 124-133 (2009)

This article examines differing approaches to the definition, classification and modelling of interactive music systems, drawing together both historical and contemporary practice... [more]

This article examines differing approaches to the definition, classification and modelling of interactive music systems, drawing together both historical and contemporary practice. Concepts of shared control, collaboration and conversation metaphors, mapping, gestural control, system responsiveness and separation of interface from sound generator are discussed. The article explores the potential of interactive systems to facilitate the creation of dynamic compositional sonic architectures through performance and improvisation. © 2009 Cambridge University Press.

DOI 10.1017/S1355771809000235
Citations Scopus - 25

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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)

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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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current4

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 Sailing to Belle-Île: The Influence of Images on Music in Western Music Practice 1874 - 1918, with Reference to My Own Practice 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

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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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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