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Travis West

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John Sullivan

Ph.D. Researcher

Masters Student (alumni)


Biography:

Travis West is a multidisciplinary programmer, composer-performer, and musical instrument designer. His research explores the design of gestural interfaces, sound synthesis algorithms, and the mappings made between the two. These inquiries culminate in the creation of new digital musical instruments and interactive systems such as the body:suit:score, a full-body wearable vibrotactile musical score, and the mubone, a trombone-enabled digital-acoustic musical instrument made in collaboration with trombonist Kalun Leung. Travis completed his Bachelor in Electroacoustic Music Composition at Concordia University in 2017, and his M.A. in Music Technology at McGill University in 2020.

Since September 2020 he is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Technology in a co-tutelle with the Universit̩ de Lille, and in collaboration with and Inria Lille-Nord Europe, France. Supervisors: Marcelo M. Wanderley, St̩phane Huot (Inria Lille РNord Europe, France)



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