Associate Professor Ian Whalley
Graduate Adviser, Head of Sonic Art/Electroacoustic Music
Qualifications: MSocSc (Waik), BA, BMus (Well), APMT (NSW Con.)
Ian Whalley is an internationally recognised author, researcher and composer in the fields of electroacoustic music, computer music, and sonic art.
His electroacoustic compositions have been published by CUP and MIT Press and included in international events such as ICMC, MUSICACOUSTICA, TIMESPACE, VCH, ACMA, 121212. Works explore the relationship between acoustic performance and real-time computer music gestures and idioms. He has received awards and grants from the British Council (UK), the NZ/Japan Exchange Programme (NZ/Japan), Kunitachi Centre for Computer Music (Japan), ICMC2000 (Germany), Meiji University Visiting Fellow (Japan), Klangart '99 (Germany) and UNESCO (India).
Ian's current research focuses on networked music/sound, interactive systems, intelligent agent applications in non-linear music, generative systems, real-time graphic scoring, and data sonification. His research work and invited workshops are extensively published in leading computer music and arts/technology proceedings (ICMC, ISEA, EMS, NIME, Cyber@rt) throughout Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia.
As an active author on digital music aesthetics and practice, recent contributions include articles for professional journals such as Music in New Zealand and Canzona (NZ), academic journals such as Convergence (UK), Leonardo EA (USA), Organised Sound (UK) and Enculturation (USA), as well as continuing book, CD and software reviews for publications like Contexts (AUS), The Computer Music Journal (USA) and Array Live (USA).
In addition to ongoing research and composition, Ian was elected Director at Large for the International Computer Music Association from 2004-2005, and is on the editorial board of Organised Sound (Cambridge University Press), and the review boards for Leonardo Music Journal and the Computer Music Journal (MIT Press). He established the Australasian Computer Music Association website and listserv group, produces the New Zealand Sonic Art CD series, and is on the international advisory board of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre.
From 1994-95 he was Chair of Department, responsible for expanding the undergraduate programme to develop the music major on campus, designing the postgraduate programme, and establishing the Department's electroacoustic music studios. He chaired the Department again from 2005-2007, establishing the PhD programme and leading the Department's research programme, gaining the No.1 position nationally in the 2006 PBRF research assessment for Music, Literary and Other Arts.
Ian was Associate Dean:Research for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for 2012-2013, and is currently the Conservatorium of Music's Electroacoustic Music Studio Director and Graduate Advisor.
Computer music; new music technology; interactive music systems; net-based music systems; electro-acoustic music composition and production.
Whalley, I. (2016). [Keynote] Broadening telematic electroacoustic music. In Australasian Computer Music Association (ACMC 2016): Sonic Environments. Conference held at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
Whalley, I. (2016). Exploring internet environments in sound arts. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association: Sonic Environments ACMC 2016 (pp. 106). Conference held at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia: The Australasian Computer Music Association.
Whalley, I. (2016). New Zealand electroacoustic music: Ruptures and digital networks. In New Zealand Musicological Society Annual Conference: Contemporary and Future Paths in Music Performance, Composition and Analysis. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Whalley, I. (2015). Developing telematic electroacoustic music: Complex networks, machine intelligence and affective data stream sonification. Organised Sound (Special Issue 01: Organised Sound Celebrates 20 Years), 20(01), 90-98. doi:10.1017/S1355771814000478
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