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Dr Ian Gibson’s research interests are: composing using electronic media, developing sonic art installations, developing software for singing analysis and synthesis, performance interfaces, virtual learning environments and developing web-based applications for collaborative music composition. He is one of the founders and executive committee members of the National Sonic Art Forum.

Dr Gibson joined Huddersfield University as Senior Lecturer in Music Technology in 2008. Before joining Huddersfield he was a Senior Lecturer and Leader of the Creative Technology Research Group at Bournemouth University. Dr Gibson has a first degree in Computer Studies and was awarded an MSc and PhD in Music Technology at the University of York. His thesis explored the use of voice as a real-time controller for sound synthesis and high level music events. After qualifying in Music Technology, Ian undertook a research post at York University examining real-time singing synthesis using parallel processing architectures. Following this, Ian was employed as a researcher at the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford where he managed the studio, undertook research into Music Technology and tutored in electro-acoustic music.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Tools for electronic and electroacoustic music composition
  • Sonic art installations for exhibition and performance
  • Web-based and stand-alone software tools for collaborative music composition
  • Performance interfaces
  • Software development for sound analysis, synthesis and performance
  • Virtual learning environments

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music Earth & Environmental Sciences
television Earth & Environmental Sciences
Graphical user interfaces Engineering & Materials Science
typology Earth & Environmental Sciences
Art Installation Arts & Humanities
analysis Earth & Environmental Sciences
Borderlands Arts & Humanities
Halifax Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2014 2019

  • 2 Conference contribution

ProxSynity: A Real-Time, Networked, Performance System

Gibson, I., 16 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2019.

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

Transient Analysis for Music and Moving Images: Consideration for Television Advertising

Rogers, A. & Gibson, I., Sep 2014, Proceedings of the 40th International Computer Music Conference and the 11th Sound & Music Computing conference. International Computer Music Association, Vol. 2014. p. 1226-1232 7 p.

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

Open Access

Activities 2016 2017

  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Invited talk


Ian Gibson (Speaker)
15 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

A Concert of Mixed Works featuring The Adaptive Music Technology Research Group and the University of British Columbia

Ian Gibson (Participant)
24 Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...