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Research and Publications

The Bent Leather Band has been research active for many years contributing to a wide range of research groups, forums and initiatives within Australia and overseas. Currently they are working in the fields of HCI, Medicine, Spatial Sound, Playable Systems and Extended Instruments. They are available for postgraduate project supervision and run their own private research group dedicated to Computer Music and extended intruments. For more information on how to join or collaborate with them, see the commissions and courses pages.

Journal Publications
1. [C1] Canon, J. & Favilla, S., 2010a “Improvising with Spatial Motion: Mixing the Digital Music Ensemble” In Leonardo Music Journal Online, LMJ20 [2010], MIT Press Journals, http://mitpressjournals.org download


2. [C1] Favilla, S. & Cannon, J. 2005a “Fetish: Bent Leather’s Palpable, Visceral Instruments and Grainger” In Contemporary Music Review, Vol 25 parts 1 & 2, pp. 107-117 download


3. [C4] Ewell, T. Cannon, J. & Favilla, S. 2005b “Interview with Joanne Cannon of the Bent Leather Band”, The Double Reed Vol 28 No.2 pp.115-121

 

Conference Publications
4. [E1] Canon, J. & Favilla, S. 2010b “Expression and Spatial Motion: Playable Ambisonics” In the Proceedings of the 2010 New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference, NIME2010, June, 15-18, 2010, Sydney, Australia download


5. [E1] Favilla, S., Cannon J., Hix, T., Chant, D. & Favilla, P. 2008 “Gluisax: Bent Leather Band’s Extended Saxophone Project” In the Proceedings of the 2008 New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference, Genova Italy download


6. [E1] Favilla, S. & Cannon J. “Children of Grainger: Leather instruments for free music” In the Proceedings of the New Instruments for Musical Expression Conference, Paris 2006 download


7. [E1] Favilla S. Cannon J. & Greenwood G. 2005c “Evolution and Embodiment: Playable Instruments for Free Music” In the Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference Free Sound, ICMA 2005


8. [E1] Favilla, S. Cannon J. & Greenwood G. 2005d “The Bent Leather Band Ensemble: Children of Grainger” In the Proceedings of the 2005 TURA Conference, WAAPA Perth.

 

Audio CDs
9. [J1] Favilla S. & Cannon J. 2005e Children of Grainger, CD Audio, ChiP008
10. [J1] Favilla S. & Cannon J. 2004 The Other Side of Nostalgia, CD Audio, ChiP007
11. [J1] 2001 Cannon J., Brown D., Dalgleish E., & Favilla S. Roadkill, CD Audio, ChiP002

 

Creative Work
12. [G] Favilla, S. & Canon, J. 2005f Serpentine Bassoon Controller Mapping Interface and VST Audio Plug-in Host, software engine developed for Serpentine-bassoon instrument
13. [G] Favilla, S. & Canon, J. 2005g Contra-monster Controller Mapping Interface and VST Audio Plug-in Host, software engine developed for Contra-monster instrument
14. [J1] Favilla S. Cannon J. & Greenwood G. 2004 Contra-monster Digital Meta Serpent, leather instrument controller [Australia Council Funded Project]

 

Relevant Publications Prior to 2000
15. [E1] Favilla, S. 1997a “Real-time Control of Synthesis Parameters for the LightHarp MIDI Controller”, In Interface the Proceedings of the 1997 ACMA Conference Aukland, New Zealand download


16. [E1] Favilla, S. 1996a “Non-linear Control Mapping for the Gestural Control of Gamaka” In the Proceedings of the 1996 International Computer Music Conference, Hong Kong, by the International Computer Music Association, San Diego, CA. download


17. [E1] Favilla, S. 1994a, “The LDR Controller”, In the Proceedings of the 1994 International Computer Music Conference: The Human Touch, Aarhus, Denmark, 1994, by the International Computer Music Association, San Diego, CA. download


18. [E1] Favilla, S. 1994b, “Live Performance and Virtuosic Pitch-Bend Technique for the Synthesiser”, In the Proceedings of the 1994 International Computer Music Conference: The Human Touch, Aarhus, Denmark, 1994, by the International Computer Music Association, San Diego, CA. download

 

copyright © 2011 Stuart Favilla and Joanne Cannon all rights reserved.

 

[laser-diodes and LDR Controller]

 

[Prototype Ambisonic Controller, bent leather band 2010]

 

[Lecture demonstration, NIME 2008]