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:
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 26: Different Means to a Similar End: Apparent time change in British Columbian Englishes by Amanda Cardoso, Kaining Xu, Molly Babel and Robert Pritchard accepted for NWAV48 in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 10-12, 2019.
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 .
June 21: presentation of Tracking And Smart Textiles Environment (TASTE) paper at International Computer Music Conference, New York, NY.
June 18: travel the distance of a changing feeling... by Brian Topp and Bob Pritchard, ICMC-NYCEMF performance, with Margaret Lancaster (flute and RUBS), Sarah Wasik (dance, RUBS, KiCASS), Emmalena Fredriksson (choreography), Kat Gimon (tech).
June 12: Kiran Bhumber performs her work Transmute at 5X, a South Asian youth festival using the RUBS system, with Connor Singh Vanderbeek added on keyboards.
June 2: Populating the map of British Columbia English by Molly Babel, Amanda Cardoso, Kyra Hayter, Robert Pritchard, and Kaining Xu presented at the Canadian Linguistic Association | Congress 2019 .

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