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Dr Mary Mainsbridge is an artist researcher specialising in the areas of improvised live electronic music, vocal and gesture-controlled performance. Her works span audio-visual compositions, interactive installations, and performances at festivals and galleries throughout Europe, the UK and Australia. Mary is an Associate Lecturer in Music at Macquarie University, convening courses in music production, performance practice, experimental music and sound art. Her main fields of research include embodiment, gesture studies, performative inquiry and sonic interaction design. As a performer and digital musical instrument designer, she is currently focused on developing new repertoire and performance techniques for custom-built gestural instruments. 

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Research Outputs 2012 2019

Soma-based non-physical instrument design in electronic music performance

Mainsbridge, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Leonardo.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Musical instruments
Human computer interaction
Acoustic waves
Electronic music

Gestural systems for the voice: performance approaches and repertoire

Mainsbridge, M., 2018, In : Digital Creativity. 29, 4, p. 315-331 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Acoustic waves
Chemical analysis

Gesture-controlled musical performance: from movement awareness to mastery

Mainsbridge, M., 2018, In : International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. 14, 1, p. 34-51 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Drawing (graphics)

Intangible spaces

Mainsbridge, M., 8 Jun 2018

Research output: Non-traditional research outputPerformanceResearch

Musical Performance

Cracea: gestural performance

Mainsbridge, M., 2015, In : ACMC2015 - Make! : proceedings of the annual conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association. p. 81-84 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference paperResearchpeer-review

Musical Performance
Performance Practice