Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Music Cognition and Computation, Western Sydney University

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University. I am a member of the Music Cognition and Action research program working with Professor Roger Dean to develop computational models of music cognition and to use such models to drive creative musical outputs.

My research interests are in the fields of music computing, music perception/cognition, and computational modelling. I aim to synthesize knowledge in these areas to create models that predict emotional responses to music and inspire new ways to generate music. My novel music perception models and creative musical applications are available at www.dynamictonality.com. Music I have composed and performed—with and without these applications—is available at soundcloud.com/andrew-j-milne.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Music Cognition and Computation, Western Sydney University

Education

  • 2013 
    The Open University, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of Jyväskylä, MA (Music, Mind and Technology)

Publications

  • 2016
    XronoMorph: Algorithmic generation of perfectly balanced and well-formed rhythms, Proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Expression
  • 2016
    Testing a spectral model of tonal affinity with microtonal melodies and inharmonic spectra, Musicae Scientiae
  • 2016
    Computational creation and morphing of multilevel rhythms by control of evenness, Computer Music Journal
  • 2016
    Empirically testing Tonnetz, voice-leading, and spectral models of perceived triadic distance, Journal of Mathematics and Music
  • 2015
    A spectral pitch class model of the probe tone data and scalic tonality, Music Perception
  • 2015
    Perfect Balance: A novel principle for the construction of musical scales and meters, Mathematics and Computation in Music
  • 2012
    A MIDI sequencer that widens access to the compositional possibilities of novel tunings, Computer Music Journal
  • 2011
    Scratching the scale labyrinth, Mathematics and Computation in Music
  • 2011
    Hex Player – a virtual musical controller, Proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Expression
  • 2011
    Modelling the similarity of pitch collections with expectation tensors, Journal of Mathematics and Music
  • 2010
    Tonal music theory: A psychoacoustic explanation?, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition
  • 2010
    Metrics for pitch collections, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition
  • 2009
    Spectral tools for Dynamic Tonality and audio morphing, Computer Music Journal
  • 2009
    A psychoacoustic model of harmonic cadences: A preliminary report, ESCOM 2009 Proceedings
  • 2008
    Tuning continua and keyboard layouts, Journal of Mathematics and Music
  • 2008
    New tonalities with the Thummer and The Viking, Proceedings of the 3rd International Haptic and Auditory Interaction Design Workshop
  • 2007
    Isomorphic controllers and Dynamic Tuning: Invariant fingering over a tuning continuum, Computer Music Journal