UNO Music Technology student Connor Kirts has been selected to present his SoundTrack+ research project, at the 2019 International Computer Music Conference / New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. The ICMC/NYCEMF is the preeminent international annual gathering for computer music composers, engineers, researchers, and musicians. Connor has been chosen from a pool of 993 international submissions and will head to New York City in June to present his paper and compositions.
Connor’s research “SoundTrack+: Measuring, Predicting, and Applying Affect of Multichannel Patterns into Composition” aims to measure the amount of participant-reported change in affect, resulting from the participants listening to various multi-channel panning patterns. The ultimate goal of this project is to see if it is possible to capture user-reported data regarding a change in affect, and second, after an analysis, to incorporate multi-channel patterns into a composition that would elicit a predictable and replicable change in affect for those participants.