Scott Barton Publishes Three Articles


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- "Systematic Variation in Rhythm Production as Tempo Changes" in Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal34(3), 303-312 in February.

- Cyther: a human-playable, self-tuning robotic zither was presented and published as part of the NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark in May. The research was the result of collaborations with WPI students in both HUA and RBE.

- Using Recurrent Neural Networks to Judge Fitness in Musical Genetic Algorithms was presented and published as part of the MUME (Musical Metacreation) workshop at the 8th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC) in Atlanta, GA in June. This collaboration with WPI students started as a project in the Musical Robotics Seminar in C term, 2017.


Scott's music has been performed internationally during this same period:

Effusion, for fixed media was premiered at the SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) National Conference in St. Cloud, MN in April, and was one of five pieces out of 180+ submissions chosen for performance at the Applause Music Festival in Fort Worth, TX in July.


His latest work Experiment in Augmentation 1, an improvisation between a human performer and a human-playable robotic string instrument, was premiered at NIME in May at a musical robotics concert curated by EMMI (Expressive Machines Musical Instruments, which Scott co-founded), and was performed again at MUME in June.