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Biography

Alex Harker is a composer, creative programmer and lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. He joined the University in 2011 as a Research Fellow working on the HISSTools project, and in 2012 took up his current position as a lecturer.

Harker’s works have been programmed as part of concert series, festivals and conferences in the UK, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Korea, and the USA, including the International Computer Music Conference, Sound and Music Computing Conference and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. His works have been performed by the Worldscape Laptop Orchestra, Heather Roche, Elastic Axis, Jonathan Sage, Peter Furniss and BEAST. A two track EP is available from Ergodos Records.

He has studied composition with numerous composers including Gwyn Pritchard, Vic Hoyland, Jonty Harrison, Scott Wilson, Roger Marsh and Ambrose Field. In 2011 he completed his PhD at the University of York, a period of study funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

As programmer, Harker’s software is in use internationally both inside and outside of academia in wide variety of fields, such as psychoacoustics, concert hall virtualisation, realtime audiovisual dj'ing and compositional work.In 2012 he was engaged by Berlin-based software company Ableton to develop a convolution reverb device relevant to electronic musicians for use in their flagship digital audio workstation Live.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Interaction between Parameterised and Non-parameterised Musics
  • Frameworks for Integration of Formalised and Inituive Compositional Processes
  • Structured Improvisation in a Compositional Context
  • Composition as Design
  • Analytical Models of Gestural Respresentation
  • Audio Descriptor Technologies
  • Spectral Domain Audio Processing
  • Convolution, Deconvolution and impulse Response Measurement
  • Controller Mapping

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Research Output

  • 7 Conference contribution
  • 2 Software

From Collections to Corpora: Exploring Sounds through Fluid Decomposition

Tremblay, P. A., Green, O., Roma, G. & Harker, A., 27 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) International Computer Music Conference Proceedings 2019. (International Computer Music Conference Proceedings ).

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

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  • FrameLib

    Harker, A., 2017

    Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

    Open Access
  • FrameLib: Audio DSP using frames of arbitrary length and timing

    Harker, A., 2017, 2017 ICMC/EMW - 43rd International Computer Music Conference and the 6th International Electronic Music Week. Shanghai: Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Vol. 2. p. 271-278 8 p.

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

  • OctetViolins

    Harker, A., Kanno, M. & Newton, M., 2017

    Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

  • Rich Contacts: Corpus-Based Convolution of Audio Contact Gestures for Enhanced Musical Expression

    Schwarz, D., Tremblay, P. A. & Harker, A., Jun 2014, Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, p. 247-250 4 p.

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

    Open Access