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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

Magnetic Springs: musical performance for telechord and spring interface

Mainsbridge, M., 6 Feb 2020, TEI '20 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 703-708 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Open Access
  • Soma-based non-physical instrument design in electronic music performance

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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 journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Intangible spaces

    Mainsbridge, M., 8 Jun 2018

    Research output: Non-traditional research outputPerformance