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    Dr. Bob Pritchard
    School of Music
    University of British Columbia
    6361 Memorial Road
    Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2
    Canada
    office: 1-604-822-3526
    fax: 1-604-822-4884

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Bob Pritchard is a Canadian composer living in Burnaby, British Columbia. His works includes solo, chamber, orchestral, and interactive electroacoustic concert pieces, as well as installation art and film/video. He is a professor at the University of British Columbia teaching music technology, theory, special topics, and laptop orchestra.

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Bob Pritchard’s works are performed and broadcast worldwide and his research includes interactive performance, gesture tracking, and gesture-controlled speech synthesis. He has received multi-year research grants from SSHRC and CC/NSERC and he has contributed chapters to books dealing with the body in performance. He creates video, software and music for his interactive works and in 2007 his interactive piece Strength received a Unique Award of Merit from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. His short film Crisis is part of Cathryn Robertson’s cancer documentary 17 Short Films About Breasts which is in international distribution, received five Leo nominations, and has been presented at several North American Festivals. He teaches in the UBC School of Music where he co-directs the Laptop Orchestra and is a member of several technology research units.

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Dr. Bob Pritchard is a Canadian composer teaching music technology and music theory at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. where he also co-directs SUBCLASS, the UBC laptop orchestra.

His pieces can be demanding and virtuosic, exploring the edges of performance and perception, and he has a particular interest in interactive and gestural performance. A recipient of numerous commissions, his works have been presented by performers such as Jane Coop, Marguerite Witvoet, Julia Nolan, John Sampen, Barbara Pritchard, Chenoa Anderson, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the St Lawrence Quartet, and his music and research is presented internationally in concert, in conferences and in broadcasts in North and South America, Europe, Russia, Australia, and Japan. His music has twice been selected by Canadian juries for submission to the International Society of Contemporary Music.

He researches interactive multi-user performance environments and gesture-controlled speech synthesis at the UBC Media And Graphics Interdisciplinary Group (MAGIC) and he develops interactive performance systems and concert works at the UBC Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS). He has received multi-year research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and from the Canada Council/Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. He also works with Dr. Keith Hamel’s UBC/IRCAM (Paris) research project developing automated score following software for interactive performance.

Dr. Pritchard contributed a chapter to Performative Body Spaces: Corporeal Topographies in Literature, Theatre, Dance, and the Visual Arts (pub. Rodopi) and is active as a filmmaker: he creates the video, software and music for his interactive works and in 2007 his interactive piece Strength received a Unique Award of Merit from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. His short film Crisis is part of Cathryn Robertson's breast cancer documentary 17 Short Films About Breasts (distributed by Fanlight Productions, NYC), which received five Leo nominations, was recommended to the Museum Of Modern Art by Telefilm Canada, and has been presented at several North American Festivals.

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