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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

  • 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 proceedingChapter

  • 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 journalArticle

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    Schrödinger's String

    Mesker, A., 21 Oct 2015

    Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibition

  • 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 proceedingChapter