Publications

2019

Women Who Build Things: Gestural Controllers, Augmented Instruments, and Musical Mechatronics

S. Reid, A. Kapur, and S. Sithi-Amnuai

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Where Is The Quiet: Immersive Experience Design Using the Brain, Mechatronics, and Machine Learning

M. J. Macionis and A. Kapur

in Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2019, p. 335–338.

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The Scale Navigator: A System for Networked Algorithmic Harmony

Turczan, N., Kapur, A., Ho, N., Honigman, C., & D. Shepherd,

In Proceedings of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference. Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 2019

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2018

FEATURE EXTRACTION AND MACHINE LEARNING FOR EVALUATION OF MEDIA-RICH COURSEWORK

Ajay Kapur, Perry Raymond Cook, Jordan Hochenbaum, Colin Bennett Honigman, Owen Skipper Vallis, Chad A Wagner, Eric Christopher Heep

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Deceptive Sounds: Auditory Illusions & Artefacts in Sound Art

Blake Johnston, Michael Norris, Ajay Kapur, Jim Murphy

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Redesigning Music Education Through Laptop Ensembles

Juan Pablo Yépez, Jordan Hochenbaum, Spencer Salazar, Ajay Kapur

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Sansa: A Modified Sansula for Extended Compositional Techniques Using Machine Learning

M. J. Macionis and A. Kapur

in Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, 2018, p. 78–81.

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2017

MetaFlute: A Wearable Interface for Gesture Detection

Diana Siwiak, Dale A Carnegie, Jim Murphy, Ajay Kapur

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A Closed-Loop Control System for Robotic Hi-hats

Jason Long, Jim W Murphy, Dale A Carnegie, Ajay Kapur

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The Machine Lab: A Modern Classroom to Teach Mechatronic Music

Nathan Villicaña-Shaw, Spencer Salazar, Ajay Kapur

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Assessment techniques for new mechatronic instruments as applied to speaker. motion

BD Johnson, Ajay Kapur

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Loudspeakers Optional: A history of non-loudspeaker-based electroacoustic music

Jason Long, Jim Murphy, Dale Carnegie, Ajay Kapur

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2016

Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface (MIGSI) for Trumpet

S. Reid, R. Gaston, C. Honigman, and A. Kapur.

In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Brisbane, Jul. 2016

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An Analogue Interface for Musical Robots

Jason Long, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Using Expressive Musical Robots: Working with An Ensemble of New Mechatronic Instruments

Jim Murphy, Dale A Carnegie, Ajay Kapur

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Sound-based Brutalism: An emergent aesthetic

Mo H Zareei, Dugal Mckinnon, Dale A Carnegie, Ajay Kapur

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speaker. motion: A mechatronic loudspeaker system for live spatialisation

BD Johnson, A Kapur, M Norris

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A New Framework for Interactive Control of Mechatronic Instruments

Blake Johnston, Bridget Johnson, Ajay Kapur

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2015

Carme: A Multi-Touch Controller for Real Time Spatialisation of Gestural Behaviour

Blake Johnston, Michael Norris, Bridget Johnson, Ajay Kapur

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Physical Glitch Music: A Brutalist Noise Ensemble

Mo H Zareei, Dale A Carnegie, Ajay Kapur

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A methodology for evaluating robotic striking mechanisms for musical contexts.

Timothy J Barraclough, Dale A Carnegie, Ajay Kapur

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Developing a physical gesture acquisition system for guqin performance.

Jingyin He, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Noise square: Physical sonification of cellular automata through mechatronic sound-sculpture

Mo H Zareei, Dale A Carnegie, Ajay Kapur

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Musical instrument design process for mobile technology.

Timothy J Barraclough, Dale A Carnegie, Ajay Kapur

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The Future of Online Arts and Creative Education

A. Kapur, P. Cook, J. Hochenbaum, O. Vallis, and S. Reid,

Exploring Science in the Studio, AICAD Symposium, Nov 2015.

Rasping Music: Remodeling Early Minimalist Music through Mechatronic Sound-Sculpture.

Mo H Zareei, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Perspectives on Time: performance practice, mapping strategies, & composition with MIGSI

Sarah Reid, Ryan Gaston, Ajay Kapur

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A comparative evaluation of percussion mechanisms for musical robotics applications

Jason Long, Jim W Murphy, Ajay Kapur, Dale Anthony Carnegie

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Expressive robotic guitars: Developments in musical robotics for chordophones

Jim Murphy, James McVay, Paul Mathews, Dale A Carnegie, Ajay Kapur

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2014

Programming for musicians and digital artists: Creating music with ChucK

Ajay Kapur, Perry R Cook, Spencer Salazar, Ge Wang

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Rasper: a Mechatronic Noise-Intoner

Mo Zareei, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Contemporary Practices of Extending Traditional Asian Instruments Using Technology

Jingyin He, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Interactive Sound Synthesis Mediated Through Computer Networks

J He, K Christopher, A Kapur, DA Carnegie

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Toward Ambient Intelligent Systems for Improving Levels of Creativity in Arts Learning Environments.

Kameron R Christopher, Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur

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SPIN-SPIN-A PHOTOSYNTHESIZER TURNTABLE

Sean Pierce, Josh Boyes, Jim Murphy, Ajay Kapur

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Little drummer bot: Building, testing, and interfacing with a new expressive mechatronic drum system

Jim Murphy, Dale A Carnegie, Ajay Kapur

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Student retention in a mechatronics programme in first and second years: Motivating engineers to learn through music and creativity

DA Carnegie, A Kapur, G Gouws, C Watterson

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Mutor: Drone chorus of metrically muted motors

Mo H Zareei, Dale A Carnegie, Ajay Kapur, Dugal McKinnon

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Multimedia educational content delivery with identity authentication and related compensation model

Perry Raymond Cook, Ajay Kapur, Owen S Vallis, Jordan N Hochenbaum

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Tactile. motion: An iPad based performance interface for increased expressivity in diffusion performance

BD Johnson, Michael Norris, Ajay Kapur

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User Identity Authentication Techniques for On-Line Content or Access

Perry R Cook, Ajay Kapur, Owen S Vallis, Jordan Hochenbaum

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Better Drumming Through Calibration: Techniques for Pre-Performance Robotic Percussion Optimization.

Jim W Murphy, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Musical robotics in a loudspeaker world: Developments in alternative approaches to localization and spatialization

Jim W Murphy, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Mechbass: A systems overview of a new four-stringed robotic bass guitar

James McVay, Dale A Carnegie, Jim W Murphy, Ajay Kapur

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Robot: Tune Yourself! Automatic Tuning for Musical Robotics

Jim W Murphy, Paul Mathews, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Diffusing diffusion: A history of the technological advances in spatial performance

Bridget Johnson, Michael Norris, Ajay Kapur

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Tangle: a Flexible Framework for Performance with Advanced Robotic Musical Instruments

Paul Mathews, Ness Morris, Jim W Murphy, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Techniques in Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing: An Open Source Approach

Colin Honigman, Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur

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The Development Of Physical Spatial Controllers

Bridget Johnson, Michael Norris, Ajay Kapur

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A History of Emerging Paradigms in EEG for Music

Kameron R Christopher, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie, Gina M Grimshaw

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Complex: Physical Re-sonification of Urban Noise

Mo H Zareei, Dugal McKinnon, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Creative Coding: A Unique Pedagogical Model for Teaching Computer Science to Artists

Ajay Kapur, Perry Cook, Michael Bryant, Jennifer Hutton

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY'S INFLUENCE ON FLUTE PEDAGOGY: A SURVEY OF THEIR INTERSECTION

Diana Siwiak, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Polus: The Design and Development of a New, Mechanically Bowed String Instrument Ensemble.

Blake Johnston, Henry Dengate Thrush, Ajay Kapur, Jim W Murphy, Tane Moleta

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Mechatronic Keyboard Music: Design, Evaluation, and Use of a New Mechatronic Harmonium

Jim Murphy, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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New Open-Source Interfaces for Group Based Participatory Performance of Live Electronic Music.

Timothy J Barraclough, Jim W Murphy, Ajay Kapur

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2013

Noise on the grid: Rhythmic pulse in experimental and electronic noise music

Mo H Zareei, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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VIE, An Automata Sequencer

Jingyin He, Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur

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Self Organizing Maps (SOMS) for Organizing, Categorizing, Browsing and/or Grading Large Collections of Assignments for Massive Online Education Systems

Jordan N Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur, Owen S Vallis, Perry R Cook, Colin Honigman, Chad Wagner

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Locative sonification: Playing the world through citygram

Tae Hong Park, Johnathan Turner, Christopher Jacoby, Alex Marse, Michael Musick, Ajay Kapur, Jingyin He

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The third room: A 3d virtual music paradigm

Colin Honigman, Andrew Walton, Ajay Kapur

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Designing and Building Expressive Robotic Guitars

Jim W Murphy, James McVay, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Toward The Future Practice Room: Empowering Musical Pedagogy through Hyperinstruments

Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur

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A History of Sequencers: Interfaces for Organizing Pattern-based Music

Raphael Arar, Ajay Kapur

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Swivel 2: A systems overview and evaluation of a new mechatronic slide guitar

Jim Murphy, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Formalization Using Organic Systemization in Musical Applications

Jingyin He, Ajay Kapur

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Netpixl: Towards a New Paradigm for Networked Application Development

Dimitri Diakopoulos, Ajay Kapur

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Interactive Sound Synthesis Mediated through Computer Networks

Kameron R Christopher, Jingyin He, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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TEACHING COMPUTER SCIENCE TO DIGITAL ARTISTS THROUGH MUSIC AND SOUND

Ajay Kapur

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Multi-Touch Interfaces for Phantom Source Positioning in Live Sound Diffusion

Bridget Johnson, Ajay Kapur

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Swivel: Analysis and systems overview of a new robotic guitar

Jim Murphy, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie

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Implementing 3D visualizations of EEG signals in artistic applications

Kameron R Christopher, Ajay Kapur, Dale A Carnegie, Gina M Grimshaw

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2012

Building on the Foundations of Network Music: Exploring interaction contexts and shared robotic instruments

Owen Vallis, Dimitri Diakopoulos, Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur

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A Comparative User Study of Two Methods of Control on a Multi-Touch Surface for Musical Expression.

Blake Johnston, Owen Vallis, Ajay Kapur

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Interacting with solenoid drummers: A quantitative approach to composing and performing with open-loop solenoidbased robotic percussion systems

Jim Murphy, Ajay Kapur, Dale Carnegie

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Nuance: A software tool for capturing synchronous data streams from multimodal musical systems

Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur

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tactile. space: A Multitouch Tool For Live Sound Diffusion

Bridget Johnson, Ajay Kapur

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Drum Stroke Computing: Multimodal Signal Processing for Drum Stroke Identification and Performance Metrics.

Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur

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Don’t Forget the Machines: Orchestra of Humans, Laptops, and Robots

Ajay Kapur, Michael Darling, Raahki Kapur

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Kritaanjali: A Robotic Harmonium for Performance, Pedogogy and Research.

Ajay Kapur, Jim W Murphy, Dale A Carnegie

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2011

Adding Z-Depth and Pressure Expressivity to Tangible Tabletop Surfaces.

Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur

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Multimodal techniques for human/robot interaction

Ajay Kapur

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E-suling: Extended Techniques for Indonesian Performance

Jason Erskine, Ajay Kapur

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The chronome: A case study in designing new continuously expressive musical instruments

Owen Vallis, Jordan Hochenbaum, Jim Murphy, Ajay Kapur

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Training surrogate sensors in musical gesture acquisition systems

Adam Tindale, Ajay Kapur, George Tzanetakis

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The KarmetiK NotomotoN: A New Breed of Musical Robot for Teaching and Performance.

Ajay Kapur, Michael Darling, Jim W Murphy, Jordan Hochenbaum, Dimitri Diakopoulos, Trimpin

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A comparison of pick-based strategies for robotic bass playing

Richard Vindriis, Ajay Kapur, Dale Carnegie

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The machine orchestra: An ensemble of human laptop performers and robotic musical instruments

Ajay Kapur, Michael Darling, Dimitri Diakopoulos, Jim W Murphy, Jordan Hochenbaum, Owen Vallis, Curtis Bahn

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Community-based design: The democratization of musical interface construction

Owen Vallis, Ajay Kapur

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HIDUINO: A firmware for building driverless USB-MIDI devices using the Arduino microcontroller.

Dimitri Diakopoulos, Ajay Kapur

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2010

Building Musical Robots for the Machine Orchestra

Ajay Kapur, Michael Darling

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Multimodal Musician Recognition.

Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur, Matthew Wright

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The Machine Orchestra

Ajay Kapur, Michael Darling, Meason Wiley, Owen Vallis, Jordan Hochenbaum, Jim W Murphy, Dimitri Diakopoulos, Carl Burgin, Tyler Yamin

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Argos: An Open Source Application For Building Multi-Touch Musical Interfaces.

Dimitri Diakopoulos, Ajay Kapur

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The Helio: A Study of Membrane Potentiometers and Long Force Sensing Resistors for Musical Interfaces.

Jim W Murphy, Ajay Kapur, Carl Burgin

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Designing Expressive Musical Interfaces for Tabletop Surfaces.

Jordan Hochenbaum, Owen Vallis, Dimitri Diakopoulos, Jim W Murphy, Ajay Kapur

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A Shift Towards Iterative and Open-Source Design for Musical Interfaces.

Owen Vallis, Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur

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A Pedagogical Paradigm for Musical Robotics.

Ajay Kapur, Michael Darling

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2009

Collaborative composition for musical robots

Ajay Kapur, Arne Eigenfeldt, Curtis Bahn, W Andrew Schloss

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Multi-Laser Gestural Interface-Solutions for Cost-Effective and Open Source Controllers.

Meason Wiley, Ajay Kapur

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21st Century Electronica: MIR Techniques for Classification and Performance.

Dimitri Diakopoulos, Owen Vallis, Jordan Hochenbaum, Jim W Murphy, Ajay Kapur

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2008

Extended interface solutions for musical robotics

Owen Vallis, Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur

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Multi-Agent Multimodal Performance Analysis.

Arne Eigenfeldt, Ajay Kapur

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An Agent-based System for Robotic Musical Performance.

Arne Eigenfeldt, Ajay Kapur

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2007

A Comparison of Solenoid-Based Strategies for robotic drumming.

Ajay Kapur, Eric Trimpin, Afzal Singer, George Suleman, George Tzanetakis

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A Comparative Study on Wearable Sensors for Signal Processing on the North Indian Tabla

Manjinder S Benning, Ajay Kapur, Bernie Till, George Tzanetakis, Peter Driessen

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Integrating hyperinstruments, musical robots & machine musicianship for North Indian classical music

Ajay Kapur, Eric Singer, Manjinder S Benning, George Tzanetakis

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Multimodal Sensor Analysis of Sitar Performance: Where is the Beat?

Manjinder Singh Benning, Ajay Kapur, Bernie C Till, George Tzanetakis

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Pedagogical Transcription for Multimodal Sitar Performance.

Ajay Kapur, Graham Percival, Mathieu Lagrange, George Tzanetakis

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Computational ethnomusicology

George Tzanetakis, Ajay Kapur, W Andrew Schloss, Matthew Wright

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Digital Sankirna

Ajay Kapur, Eric Singer

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2006

Learning indirect acquisition of instrumental gestures using direct sensors

George Tzanetakis, Ajay Kapur, Adam R Tindale

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Towards the One-Man Indian Computer Music Performance System.

Ajay Kapur, George Tzanetakis, W Andrew Schloss, Peter F Driessen, Eric Singer

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A Retrieval Approach for Human/Robotic Musical Performance.

Ajay Kapur, Eric Singer

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The KiOm: A Paradigm for Collaborative Controller Design.

Ajay Kapur, Adam R Tindale, Manjinder Singh Benning, Peter F Driessen

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2005

New Music Interfaces for Rhythm-Based Retrieval.

Ajay Kapur, Richard I McWalter, George Tzanetakis

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Interactive Network Performance: a dream worth dreaming? Organised Sound

Ajay Kapur, Ge Wang, Philip Davidson, Perry R Cook

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Yeah, ChucK it!⇒ dynamic, controllable interface mapping

Ge Wang, Ananya Misra, Ajay Kapur, Perry R Cook

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Studio Report: University of Victoria Music Intelligence and sound Technology Interdisciplinary Centre (MiSTIC).

Peter F Driessen, W Andrew Schloss, George Tzanetakis, Kirk McNally, Ajay Kapur

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Gesture-based affective computing on motion capture data

Asha Kapur, Ajay Kapur, Naznin Virji-Babul, George Tzanetakis, Peter F Driessen

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Wearable sensors for real-time musical signal processing

Ajay Kapur, Eric L Yang, Adam R Tindale, Peter F Driessen

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A History of robotic Musical Instruments.

Ajay Kapur

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Subband-based drum transcription for audio signals

George Tzanetakis, Ajay Kapur, Richard I McWalter

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A framework for sonification of vicon motion capture data

Ajay Kapur, George Tzanetakis, Naznin Virji-Babul, Ge Wang, Perry R Cook

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Indirect acquisition of percussion gestures using timbre recognition

Adam R Tindale, Ajay Kapur, W Andrew Schloss, George Tzanetakis

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A comparison of sensor strategies for capturing percussive gestures

Adam R Tindale, Ajay Kapur, George Tzanetakis, Peter Driessen, Andrew Schloss

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2004

The electronic sitar controller

Ajay Kapur, Ariel J Lazier, Philip Davidson, R Scott Wilson, Perry R Cook

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Retrieval of percussion gestures using timbre classification techniques.

Adam R Tindale, Ajay Kapur, George Tzanetakis, Ichiro Fujinaga

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Audio-based gesture extraction on the esitar controller

Ajay Kapur, George Tzanetakis, Peter F Driessen

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Preservation and extension of traditional techniques: digitizing north indian performance

Ajay Kapur, Philip Davidson, Perry R Cook, W Andrew Schloss, Peter F Driessen

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Query-by-beat-boxing: Music retrieval for the DJ

Ajay Kapur, Manj Benning, George Tzanetakis

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2002

The Electronic Tabla

Ajay Kapur

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