Benjamin Bacon



John Sullivan

Associate Researcher

Masters Student (alumni)


Hello! I’m a PhD. Candidate at TU Berlin and Associate Researcher at IDMIL. Current information on my current practices are below. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions and inquiries.

Research Interests

  • Gesture Analysis
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interface Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Composition and Performance

Academic Background

  • B.Mus. (Percussion Performance / Music in Technology and Related Arts) – Oberlin College and Conservatory (Ohio) – 2011
  • M.A. (Music Technology)- McGill University (Canada) – 2014
  • PhD. Candidate – Technische Universität Berlin – 2021

Current Projects

  • Notation Design Space Mapping
  • Graphical Ergonomics
  • Laterality and Gesture Analysis

Research Statement:

I am an associate researcher at IDMIL, currently pursuing my Doctorate at within the Audiokommunikation group at the Technische Universität Berlin with Stefan Weinzierl. My research is focused on the application of information design techniques in music notation. More specifically, I aim to investigate the mapping of visual parameters to musical parameters in the notation design space.

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