Dr. Xenia Pestova

Xenia Pestova. photograph by Vanessa Yaremchuk

Visiting Researcher
Supervisors: Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley

Research Interests
  • Performance with live electronics
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Gestural control of sound synthesis
  • Digital Musical Instruments
Academic Background
  • D.Mus. Piano Performance - Schulich School of Music of McGill University (Canada), 2009
  • M.Mus. Piano Performance - Thames Valley University (UK), 2001
  • B.Mus. Hons. Piano Performance - Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), 2000
Current Projects
  • Performance with The Rulers: gesture, repertoire and pedagogy
Past Projects
  • Xenia Pestova. (forthcoming) “Models of Interaction: Synchronisation Strategies in Works for Piano and Live Electronics.” Journal of Music, Technology and Education.
  • Xenia Pestova, Erika Donald, Heather Hindman, Joseph Malloch, Mark T. Marshall, Fernando Rocha, Stephen Sinclair, D. Andrew Stewart, Marcelo M. Wanderley, and Sean Ferguson. (2009). ”The CIRMMT/McGill Digital Orchestra Project.In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC09), pp. 295-298, Montreal, QC, Canada.
  • Xenia Pestova, Mark T. Marshall and Jacob Sudol. (2008). ”Analogue to Digital: Authenticity Vs. Sustainability in Stockhausen's MANTRA.In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC08), pp. 201-204, Belfast, UK.
Contact Information:

Dr. Xenia Pestova
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

Fax: +1 (514) 398-2962
Phone: +1 (514) 398-4535 ext. 094846
Email: xenia [dot] pestov [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Web: xeniapestova.com