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Monographs, Book Chapters, Theses, Journals Articles, Conference Papers and other Critical Writings by David Worrall

Monographs
From Data to Intelligible Sound: A theoretical and practical guide to large-scale data sonification. Springer Verlag, HCI series. (in progress)
Book Chapters
Aesthetics of sonification: taking the subject-position in Body, Sound and Space in Music and Beyond: Multimodal Explorations (Co-Author with Paul Vickers and Bennett Hogg). Editor Clemens Wöllner(2017, pp 89-109). Link
Using sound to identify correlations in market data in Auditory Display. Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. M. Aramaki, R. Kronland-Martinet, K. Jensen & S. Ystad (Eds). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. 2009, pp 202-218. Link
An introduction to data sonification in The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music and Digital Sound Culture. Roger T. Dean (Ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009, pp 312-333. Link
Virtual Performance: performance effected in virtual space or by non-human performers. Compendium of Music and Dance in Australia, Eds Aline Scott-Maxwell and John Whiteoak. Currency Press. Sydney (2003). PDF
Iannis Xenakis a 20th Century medievalist in Avant-garde composers of the twentieth century. 2002, Greenwood Publishing. Editor, Larry Sitsky. pp 581-585.(2002). Link
Theses
PhD  (applied communication). Information Sonification: Concepts, instruments and techniques. University of Canberra. 2009. Overview and downloads.
Pitch structuring in Pierre Boulez' first PIANO SONATA. Music Department, University of Adelaide. 1976.
Some compositional principles and procedures in the first chapter of the second book of Pierre Boulez' STRUCTURES POUR DEUX PIANOS. Music Department, University of Adelaide. 1976.
Refereed Journal Articles
Can Micro-Gestural Inflections Be Used to Improve the Soniculatory Effectiveness of Parameter Mapping Sonifications? Organised Sound, Volume 19, Special Issue 01 , Cambridge University Press (2014) pp 52-59. Link
The mirage of real-time algorithmic synaesthesia: Some compositional mechanisms and research agendas in computer music and sonification. Dean, Roger; Whitelaw, Mitchell; Smith, Hazel; Worrall, David. Contemporary Music Review, Volume 25, Number 4, August 2006 , pp. 311-326(16) Routledge Publishing. Link
Iannis Xenakis: A composer’s perspective Organised Sound Vol 6 No. 1 Cambridge University Press (2001) pp 75-76. Subtitle: Vale I.X. Link
Space in sound: sound of space. Organised Sound Vol 3 No. 2 Cambridge University Press (1998) pp 93-99. Link
Metamusical composing with computers. Sounds Australian Vol 14 (1996) No. 47. pp 25-26. PDF
Studies in metamusical methods for sound and image composition. Organised Sound Vol 1 No.3 Cambridge University Press (1996) pp 20-26. Link
A doing resounds Organised Sound Vol 1 No. 3 Cambridge University Press (1996) pp 28-29. Anagramic sound poem. PDF
Credo: unreliable processes. Sounds Australian. Australian Music Centre Journal No.24 Summer 1989/90, p 4-5. PDF
Electrospatial art. Sounds Australian. Australian Music Centre Journal No.19 Spring 1988, p26-27.
Structure and its role in music, Music Now Vol. 2 #2 Nov. 1974, Sydney University, pp 32-37. PDF
Non–Refereed Journal Articles
Editorial. Margaret Schedel and David R. Worrall (2014). Organised Sound,Vol 19, pp 1-3 doi:10.1017/S1355771813000356.
Complex systems in composition and improvisation. Editorial for Organised Sound Vol 9 No. 2 Cambridge University Press (2004) pp121-122. Issue edited by Worrall and Whitelaw.
Composer's Desktop Project (CDP) software for PC's and Unix (SGI) systems. Chroma (1996) No. 22, March 1997.
A music and image composition system for a portable multichannel performance space: a technical overview. Chroma Journal of the Australian Computer Music Association Vol 1#3 (Dec. 1989) p 3-6. PDF
Writing for a large recorder ensemble. The Recorder, Journal of the Victorian Guild No.3 Nov. 1985, pp 8-12.
Conference Papers Published in Proceedings
Computational Designing of auditory environments. Proceedings of the 23th International Conference on Auditory Display, Pennsylvainia, USA, June 20-23, 2017. PDF
Realtime sonification and visualisation of network metadata (The NetSon project). Proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Auditory Display, Graz, Austria, July 5-10, 2015. PDF
Virtual reality platform for sonification evaluation. T. Kuppanda, N. Degara, D. Worrall, B. Thoshkahna. Proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Auditory Display, Graz, Austria, July 5-10, 2015.
Real-time heart rate sonification for athletes. B. Stahl, B. Thoshkahna, D. Worrall. Proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Auditory Display, Graz, Austria, July 5-10, 2015. PDF
Detecting Components of an ECG Signal for Sonification. D. Worrall, B. Thoshkahna and N. Degara. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Auditory Display, New York, USA, June 22-25, 2014. PDF
Fast and Accurate Guidance - Response Times to Navigational Sounds. Nagel, F., F-R Stöter, N Degara, S Balke, D Worrall. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Auditory Display, New York, USA, June 22-25, 2014. PDF
Understanding the need for micro-gestural inflections in parameter-mapping sonification in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD-2013) Łodz, Poland, July 6-10, 2013. PDF
A method for developing an improved mapping model for data sonification (ICAD 2011). Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Auditory Display, Budapest, Hungary, June 24-28, 2011. PDF
Towards a better perception of sonic data mappings (ACMA 2010). Australasian Computer Music Conference 2010 June 24-26, Canberra, Australia. PDF
Parameter Mapping sonic articulation and the perceiving body (ICAD 2010). Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Auditory Display, Washington DC, June 9-15, 2010. PDF
The use of sonic articulation in identifying correlation in capital market trading data. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Auditory Display, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 18-22, 2009. PDF
Overcoming software inertia in data sonification research using the SoniPy framework. The inaugural International Conference on Music Communication Science 5-7 December 2007, Sydney, Australia. PDF
SoniPy: The design of an extendable software framework for sonification research and auditory display. Worrall, D., Bylstra, M, Barrass, S. and Dean, R. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Auditory Display, Montréal, Canada, June 26-29, 2007. PDF
Composition as revelation. First Iterate Conference, Monash University, December 3-5, 1999. PDF
Cyberspace and sound. Proceedings, ACMA Conference, University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ. July, 1999. PDF
Concerning the perception of sound in 3-space. Proceedings of The Australian Computer Music Conference, Auckland University, July 1997. PDF
Studies in metamusical methods. Proceedings of The Australian Computer Music Conference, Melbourne University, July 1995.
Procedural composition:  an overview.  Proceedings of Synaesthetica '94 Symposium  July 1994, ACAT, ANU,  Canberra. PDF
Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Auditory Display, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 18-22, 2009.
Editions
Displays. Vol 47. (Elsevier). Special Issue on Sonification. Co-edited with Paul Vickers and Richard So.April 2017.
Proceedings ICAD 2016 Conference (Editor). ISBN 0-9670904-3-1. DOI 10.21785/icad2016.000
Chroma No.22, March 1997 Journal of the Australian Computer Music Association Co-edited (with Kreger).
Proceedings of MediaMix '96 International Conference. University of York, March 1996.
Proceedings of Synaesthetica '94 International Symposium, July 1994, ACAT, ANU, Canberra.
Conference and Guest Presentations (Unpublished)
Sonic Representation and the Specious Present. Research Seminar, Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, Tuesday 18 March 2014. Slides (4.4Mb) PDF Presentation for ACMA 2007 Canberra.
Music and 3-space: some preliminary remarks concerning an ecological approach. Delivered at the Postgraduate Conference, Faculty of Creative Arts, Wollongong University, September 1997. PDF
A multichannel performance space for presenting experimental polymedia compositions. MediaMix '96. University of York, March 1996. PDF
Composing procedurally: some aspects of my music. Graduate seminars, Universities of York, Manchester and Huddersfield, UK. February-July, 1996.
An emotional geography of Australian music. University Lecture Series, University of York, UK, February, 1996. PDF
The role of space in constructing musical paradigms. University of Wollongong postgraduate colloquium,  August 1995.
Possible uses of the internet by music organisations. Music Council of Australia conference, October 1994, Adelaide. PDF
Design Structures: a course in the fundamentals of mathematics and their applications to sonic and visual composition. 2nd Bridging Mathematics Conference July 1992 ANU, Canberra. PDF
The computer as alter-ego: the use of computers in the composition of music. Australian New Music Conference, August 1990, Brisbane. PDF
Pinocchio's Journey: on teaching music composition. Australian New Music Conference, August 1990, Brisbane. PDF
Streamer: a real-time performance and composition software environment. Australian New Music Conference, August 1990, Brisbane.
ACAT: a centre for the education of the multidisciplinary composers, artists and designers of tomorrow. Second International Symposium on Electronic Arts, November 1990, Groningin, The Netherlands.
Getting on with time. Music Analysis Conference, Melbourne University, Oct.1982.
Reviews
Sound Sculpture. Intersections in sound and sculpture in Australian Artworks. Craftsman House, Sydney 2001. Organised Sound Vol 8 No. 1 Cambridge University Press (2003), in press.
Francis Rumsey, Midi Systems and Control. (Focal Press, Oxford, U.K. 2nd Edition 1994) in Organised Sound Vol 1 No. 3 Cambridge University Press (1996) p51.
 Technical Reports
Text Transformation Toolbox. Initial Documentation as pert of UC’s Verbal Interactivity Project. 2004
Sonification as a tool for Monitoring Exchange Trading. Presentation to Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre, 29 June, Sydney University as part of a (UC) SCRG ARC funding proposal.
Auditory Display as a tool for exploring emergent forms in exchange-trading data. Literature review and first investigations. Initial PhD seminar Oct. 2004 Department of Creative Communication, University of Canberra.
Specification of a Software Suite for Language Processing and Performance. Sonic Communications Research Group, University of Canberra. June, 2004.
A service and technical model for the National Library of Australia, in partnership with other organisations, to provide a one-stop-webshop for access to Australian music resources. Consultancy Report, National Library of Australia, March 2001.
Studio Report: Australian Centre for the Arts and Technology. Proceedings of the Australian Computer Music Conference, Melbourne University, July 1995. PDF
MPL reference manual (1983). (with Rex Harris). Computer Science Department, University of Melbourne.
Tutorial introductions to MPL (1983). Computer Science Department, University of Melbourne.
An introduction to Music-C on the 3240 (1983). Computer Science Department, University of Melbourne.
A graded sequence of examples of instrument design for Music-C. (1983). Computer Science Department, University of Melbourne.
Newspaper Articles
Interactive multimedia as a new artform. Letter to !Bulletin, January 1995.
Babbage's bifurcated brain. ANU Reporter, November 1995. PDF
Vocalists strike the right cord. Concert review, The Australian 11 Aug. 1992, p12.
Guide to the lot, from acoustics to zydeco. The Australian, 6 August. Book review of Cary, Tristram: Illustrated compendium of music technology, Faber & Faber , London, 1972.
Manifesto
A touring performance space for compositions in sound and light. A 30 page document outlining the historical and philosophical bases of electrospatial art. (with Andrew Bernard). PDF

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