Bob Pritchard (B.Mus, Mus.M, DMA) is a Canadian composer living in British Columbia. His works are performed and broadcast internationally and his research includes interactive performance, gesture tracking, and gesture-controlled speech synthesis. He creates video, software and music for his interactive works and produces short art films. He teaches music technology in the UBC School of Music, co-directs the Laptop Orchestra, and is a researcher with the UBC Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS).

Dr. Pritchard completed degrees at the U. of Toronto and UBC. Prior to teaching at the UBC School of Music he taught at Brock University, the UBC Dept. of Physics, and Douglas College.

Latest News:
Nov. 1: Submission with Prof. Emily Murphy (UBC-Okanagan) for a Collaborative Research Mobility Award to involve TASTE with Flamenco dance.
Oct. 24: Megumi Masaki's Sleeve/Hand Responsive User Garment (SHRUG) in development
Oct: 16-sensors board created using SparkFun Thing, with 16 channel multiplexer. To be driven with power packs or vape batteries
Oct. 10-12, 2019: Different Means to a Similar End: Apparent time change in British Columbian Englishes by Amanda Cardoso, Kaining Xu, Molly Babel and Robert Pritchard presented at NWAV48 in Portland, Oregon.
Sept: new wifi units in development, using ESP32 boards. For control of addressable LEDs as well as collecting sensor data
Aug 19: Successful colour tracking testing with Orbbec Pro and five dancers, for refactored KiCASS code.
Aug 14: Daniel Tsui adds ESP32 boards and two-way wifi communication to the TaSTE project RUBS suits.
Aug 13: meeting with UBC iMed team (Samuel Young, Paul Milaire, Dennis Sandy, Zach Rothman), Ian Lavery, and Bob Pritchard to exchange ideas on KiCASS tracking with virtual patients.
July 9: UBC Arts Research Abroad/GoGlobal Award to take the UBC Digital Performance Ensemble SUBCLASS to the Philippines in Feb. 2020 for two weeks of collaborative work with music technology studenets and dancers .

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