Benjamin Bacon

Benjamin Bacon

MA Music Technology
Supervisor: Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley

Research Interests
  • Gesture Analysis
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interface Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Composition and Performance
Academic Background
  • B.Mus. (Percussion Performance / Music in Technology and Related Arts) - Oberlin College and Conservatory (Ohio) - 2011
  • MA Candidate (Music Technology)- McGill University (Canada) - 2014
Current Projects
  • Handedness in Performative Gesture
  • Intermedia Controls for Percussion Performance - CIRMMT Research Award sponsored project with Christian Smith
  • Visual Display of Musical Information and Score Design
  • Field Recording
  • Photography
Past Projects
  • IR//TV - Installation for Television and IR remote at SICPP 2013 at the New England Conservatory of Music
  • Assessasses - Composition for piano, for MUCO 542 with Philippe Leroux, Spring 2013
  • Papa Guiro - Final project for MUMT 620 with Marcelo Wanderley
  • Recreation of Obsolete Mechanical Processing in Contemporary Music - 2011 Presser Foundation sponsored project at STEIM

B. Bacon and M. M. Wanderley. “The Effects of Handedness in Percussion Performative Gesture.” As seen in the Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium of Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR2013), 2013.

B. Bacon, M. M. Wanderley, and F. Marandola. “The Effects of Handedness in Percussion Sight Reading.” As seen in the Proceedings of the 2014 International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO14).

Contact Information:

Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory - IDMIL
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Media Music and Technology - CIRMMT
Schulich School of Music - McGill University
555, Sherbrooke Street West
H3A 1E3 Montreal, Qc, Canada

  • Email: benjamin [dot] bacon [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca