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Biography

Research interests

Alex's research interests lie in computer music composition, synthesis, computational arts, generative music and visuals, gestural motion tracking, and human computer interaction.  Alex teaches MUS 302: Sound, Image and Interactive Media at Macquarie University, and on a number of other media and music units that centre around the computer as creative tool.

He completed a Masters (Research) in 2007 on compositional strategies for abstract electronic music, and a PhD in 2017 on the sound and music of Hanna-Barbera cartoons in the 1960s.

He has published on topics ranging from gestural music control with game devices, computer synchronisation with OpenSoundControl, and on the use of sound and music in 1960s sci-fi cartoons.

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Research Outputs 2009 2019

  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Exhibition

Ghost singers: the singing voice in Korean pop cinema

Keith, S. & Mesker, A., Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) The singing voice in contemporary cinema. Hughes, D. & Evans, M. (eds.). Equinox, (Genre, Music and Sound).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Singers
Ghost
Cinema
Expressive
Song

Mastering 2.0: the real or perceived threat of DIY mastering and automated mastering systems

Collins, S., Renzo, A., Keith, S. & Mesker, A., 2019, In : Popular Music and Society. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

engineer
threat
music
online service
musician

Through an ale glass, palely: mermen, Neptune/Poseidon and Tritons as motifs in beer brands and product labels

Mesker, A., 2019, In : Coolabah. 27, p. 106-135 30 p., 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
popular culture
marketing
kitsch
symbolism
symbol

Schrödinger's String

Mesker, A., 21 Oct 2015

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibitionResearch

Abrasives
Visualization
Acoustic waves

Time warp: sonic retro-futurism in the Jetsons

Coyle, R. & Mesker, A., 2013, Music in Science Fiction Television. Donnelly, K. J. & Hayward, P. (eds.). New York: Taylor & Francis, p. 54-89 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review