Bob Pritchard (BMus, MusM, DMA) is a Canadian composer living on Canada's West Coast 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, 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.

Acknowledgement: I gratefully acknowledge that UBC-Vancouver activities take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, including the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations.
RESEARCH: Tracking And Smart Textiles Environment site: TASTE
Latest News:
Nov 16/17: Megumi Masaki performs Doshite? (Pritchard), Piano Games (Hamel) and Orpheus II (Carrabré) at Brandon University
Nov 12/13: Megumi Masaki performs Doshite? (Pritchard), Piano Games (Hamel) and Orpheus II (Carrabré) at U. of Windsor
October 26: Megumi Masaki performs Doshite? (Pritchard), Piano Games (Hamel) and Orpheus II (Carrabré) on Wednesday Noon Hour series, UBC Music
Sept weekends: Ecdysis film shoot (Filip Gorecki:film; Emmalena Fredriksson:dance), with new spine by Alaia Hamer.
June 23: Megumi Masaki performs Doshite? at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Piano, Sleeve-Hand Responsive User Garment (SHRUG), audio/video clips, Max/MSP/Jitter.
June 19: Kelowna performance of Ecdysis: Emmalena Fredriksson, choreography/dance; Filip Gorecki, music; Alaia Hamer, costuming; Daniel Tsui/Bob Pritchard, interactive light spine, Kyla Gardiner, lighting.
June 6: work on two new spines for Emmalena Fredriksson, with Alaia Hamer and Daniel Tsui.
June: WooSIE sensors development continues with investigation of inductive sensing.
May: Dance And Timbral Exploration (DATE) project awarded funding
May 23: video of Penticton workshop with Mia Harris. Sculptures by Alexandra Goodall and Danielle Savage
May 12 -15: In Penticton for continuing work with Mia Harris on KiCASS/articulatory synthesis piece, with responsive light costume
May: Work continues on Woodwind Sensors for Interactive Environments (WooSIE) flute sensors:
May: Athena Loredo developing TASTE piece for two dancers, violin and viola
March: Summer flute sensor research group created with Travis LePage (Eng.), Daniel Tsui (Music/C.S.), Prof. Sid Fels (Eng.) and B. Pritchard (Music)
March 1 - 3: in Calgary. Premiere performance of Doshite? for piano, Sleeve Hand Responsive User Garment (SHRUG), audio/video, Max/MSP/Jitter by Megumi Masaki at the U. of Calgary

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