Members of MaSK

Core Members of MaSK

Mark is The Obel Professor of Music appointed in 2012. With a background in music and music technology, his main research focus today is on the perception of sound and presence/immersion in virtual environments. He has published widely across subjects as diverse as sound, biofeedback in computer games, virtuality, presence/immersion, the Uncanny Valley, and IT systems and also writes free, open source software for virtual research environments (WIKINDX). His books include the anthologies Game Sound Technology & Player Interaction (IGI Global 2011) and The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality (Oxford University Press 2014), and, with co-author Tom Garner, a monograph entitled Sonic Virtuality (Oxford University Press 2015). A two-volume anthology, The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination co-edited with colleagues Mads Walther-Hansen and Martin Knakkergaard, was published in 2019 by Oxford University Press. Mark is the series editor for Palgrave Macmillan's series Studies in Sound.

Mads Walther-Hansen is Associate Professor in Music. He writes on music listening, music production, sound technology, music entrepreneurship, and sound analysis, and he has published articles, chapters, and conference papers on cognition and language in relation to recorded music that examine the conceptualization of sound and the effect of recording technology on the listening experience. He is editor of the Music Journal Danish Musicology Online and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination (Oxford University Press 2019) with Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard and Martin Knakkergaard. In 2020 he published a new monograph Making Sense of Recordings – How Cognitive Processing of Recorded Sound Works from Oxford University Press.

Anders Eskildsen is Assistant Professor in Music. His research revolves around musical creativity and improvisation, including the use of digital technology in experimental music and performance practices. Anders' current research projects include work on software and design principles for gesture based interfaces in music technology, the pedagogy of audio coding for music students, and forms of interactivity in conducted improvisation. He is also a musician, a creative coder, and a certified soundpainter. As an educator with a background in ethnomusicology and music sociology, Anders draws upon these experiences to combine the theoretical and practical aspects of working with sound and music.

Peter Just Rasmussen is a Research Assistent in Music. With a background in musicology, his main focus is on time and space in popular music (groovology), music pedagogy, arranging, and producing computer-based music. He is also a musician, producer, and a certified electronic composer.

Martin has been part of the Music department at Aalborg University since 1993. He mastered in musicology in the midst of the eighties and did his PhD in music technology in 1992. Up through the nineties he did several courses for the Danish ministry of Education within music technology, musicology as well as sound and music in modern media. Today his research focus is primarily within the field of music technology and sound production's influence on the goals and aesthetics of modern music and sound design. He is also engaged in the interaction between fundamental technologies and the concept of music. Martin is the main editor of the Danish Dictionary of Music, Gads Musikleksikon and he has published several articles in the field of music, media and technology. Martin is also main editor of Danish Musicology Online. His teaching is in the area of music technology, music theory, music history, music programming, and music and media. He was head of the Music Programme at Aalborg University from 2007 until his retirement in 2019.

Jon Weinel is a London based artist, writer, and researcher whose main expertise is in electronic music and computer art. In 2012 Jon completed his AHRC-funded PhD in Music at Keele University regarding the use of altered states of consciousness as a basis for composing electroacoustic music. His electronic music, visual music compositions and virtual reality projects have been performed internationally at events such as the ICMC, Seeing Sound and the Event Two exhibition of computer art held at the Royal College of Art; while his writings have been featured in Leonardo Music Journal, Contemporary Music Review, OUPblog (the academic blog of Oxford University Press), and others. In 2018 his book Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media (Oxford University Press) was launched at VJ London, and featured in THE WIRE magazine (UK), Electronic Sound magazine (UK), Gonzo (circus) (NL), and Corriere della Sera (Italy). Jon has held various academic posts in the UK and Denmark.  He is a Full Professional Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), belongs to the Computer Arts Society specialist interest group, and is a co-chair and proceedings editor for the EVA London (Electronic Visualisation and the Arts) conference. Jon is a visiting researcher at Aalborg University.

External Members

Brian Bemman is an Assistant Professor in Media Technology in the Dept. of Architecture, Design and Media Technology at Aalborg University. His research is in computational creativity with an emphasis on the development of algorithms for music analysis and generation. His work has been published in a number of top-tier conferences and journals in both computer science and music, including the International Society for Music Information Retrieval, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, Journal of New Music Research, Computer Music Journal, and Journal of Mathematics and Music, among others. He teaches undergraduate courses in programming and artificial intelligence and supervises student projects in Media Technology and Art and Technology

Anders Bonde is associate professor in Music, Media and Communication. Departing from history, theory and analysis of music, he has published and edited books, book chapters and journal articles on music aesthetics, the aesthetics and psychology of media, audio visuality (relations between sound and image), sound branding and advertising research. Lately, his research interest focuses particularly on the combination of qualitative and quantitative methods in empirical music and media  research, including strategies and frameworks for integrating and visualizing heterogeneous data, as for instance psychophysiological monitoring and classified interview responses.

 David Meredith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford (D.Phil., 2007) and the University of Cambridge (B.A., 1989; M.A., 1993). He has published extensively both alone and in collaboration with others in the fields of computational music analysis, music information retrieval, algorithmic composition and mathematical music theory. His contributions to these fields include the development of the first practical geometric algorithms for discovering repeated patterns in unvoiced polyphonic music, the most accurate pitch spelling algorithm to date and a new unified theoretical perspective on the scales used in Western tonal music. His current research focuses on compression-based approaches to music analysis, generation and learning. From 2007 to 2009 he was Head of Music Information Retrieval at Taptu Ltd., where he developed audio-thumbnailing algorithms as well as crawlers and indexers for very large multimedia repositories. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of New Music Research and has reviewed papers in his fields of expertise for many international conferences and journals, including ISMIR, Computer Music Journal, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of New Music Research, Musicae Scientiae, IJCAI, Fundamenta Informaticae, NIME and MCM. He is currently supervising a PhD student in computational music analysis and teaches at bachelor and masters level on the Medialogy programme at Aalborg University where he is also co-ordinator for the Masters programme in Medialogy.