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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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Acoustic waves Engineering & Materials Science
Synchronization Engineering & Materials Science
Musical instruments Engineering & Materials Science
Controllers Engineering & Materials Science
Abrasives Engineering & Materials Science
Computer music Engineering & Materials Science
Visualization Engineering & Materials Science
Music Arts & Humanities

Research Outputs 2009 2019

  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 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

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

OSynC: cross-application performance synchronisation of beat-driven musics

Mesker, A. & Keith, S., 2012, Proceedings of Australasian Computer Music Conference 2012. Brisbane: Griffith Conservatorium, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Synchronization
Acoustic waves
Computer music

Musical applications and design techniques for the gametrak tethered spatial position controller

Freed, A., Mccutchen, D., Schmeder, A., Skriver, A. M., Dan Overholt, H., Burleson, W., Jensen, C. N. & Mesker, A., 2009, Proceedings of the 6th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2009. Gouyon, F., Barbosa, A. & Serra, X. (eds.). Porto: Sound and music Computing network, p. 189-194 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Musical instruments
Controllers