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Dr Gary Kendall

Dr Gary Kendall
Lecturer in Computer Programming for Musical Applications

Tel: +44(0)28 9097 4445
Office: SARC

Address: School of Creative Arts, Music Building, Queen's University Belfast,

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Achievements and Distinctions

Gary Kendall joined the School of Music and Sonic Arts in the Autumn of 2008. Before this new appointment, he served both as Coordinator of the Music Technology Program and Co-Director of the Program in Sound Design at Northwestern University, Illinois. 
As an author, especially in 3D sound and spatial audio, he has contributed to the Computer Music Journal, Organised Sound and Proceedings of the ICMC. His writings on the artistic and cognitive aspects of spatial audio are included in two recent books: The Sense of Sounds and Spatial Listening and Processing of Sound and Music (in Spanish). He has presented research at the Electroacoustic Music Studies conference, SEAMUS, the Audio Engineering Society and the Acoustical Society of America. His compositions have been performed at SEAMUS, the Spark Festival, and the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival. 
Much recent creative work has centered on energetic healing through music and includes spatial sound installations. He is a student of Andean Shamanism and trained as an energetic healer through studies with Amorah Quan Yin.

Research Interests

Spatial Sound, Artistic Cognition and Multichannel Reproduction Techniques
Electroacoustic Composition
Artistic Thinking in Electroacoustic Music
Spirituality and Healing in Relationship to Sound

Selected Publications

  • “What is an Event? The EVENT Schema, Circumstances, Metaphor and Gist.” Proceedings of the 2008 International Computer Music Conference, Belfast, UK.
  • “Interchange Formats and the Art of Spatial Audio.” Proceedings of the 2008 International Computer Music Conference, Belfast, UK.
  • “Interpreting Electroacoustic Music: Spatial Attributes and Auditory Schemata.” Translated to Spanish by Juan Pampin. Spatial Listening and Processing of Sound and Music, Gustavo Basso, Oscar Pablo Di Liscia and Juan Pampin, editors. Argentina: Universidad Nacional de Quilmes. In process for publication in 2008.
  • “The Artistic Play of Spatial Organization: Spatial Attributes, Scene Analysis and Auditory Spatial Schemata.” Co-authored with Mauricio Ardila. Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Sense of Sounds, Richard Kronland-Martinet, Sølvi Ystad and Kristoffer Jensen, editors, LNCS series, Springer Verlag. Volume 4969, 2008.
  • “Juxtaposition and Non-Motion: Varese Bridges Modernism and Electroacoustic Music.” Organised Sound, 11(2): 159-171, 2006, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom.
  • “Qosqo: Spirituality, Process and Structure.” Proceedings of the 2005 International Computer Music Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • "A 3-D Sound Primer: Directional Hearing and Stereo Reproduction." Invited paper. Computer Music Journal, Vol. 19, No. 4.
  • "The Decorrelation of Audio Signals and Its Impact on Spatial Imagery." Computer Music Journal, Vol. 19, No. 4.