Charles Martin

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Charles Martin is a specialist in percussion, computer music, and interactive media from Canberra, Australia. He links percussion with electroacoustic music and other media through new technologies. In 2016, Charles joined the Engineering Prediction and Embodied Cognition (EPEC) project at the University of Oslo, where he is developing new ways to predict musical intentions and performances in smartphone apps. 

From 2018, Charles is also a researcher in the RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time, and Motion.

Research Interests:

  • new interfaces for musical performance
  • computational creativity
  • smartphone/tablet musical instruments
  • collaborative performance
  • co-creative interfaces
  • improvisation
  • percussive approaches to computer music

Supervision:

Charles supervises masters projects in the EPEC project and ROBIN group at IFI. Projects are available in:

  • developing predictive musical instruments
  • machine learning of musical style
  • musical AI
  • computer support for collaborative musical expression

More information on interactive music and musical AI is available at the EPEC project page. Here's some helpful slides about doing musical masters projects.

Tags: Music Technology, HCI, Intelligent Systems, Mobile Applications, Improvisation, Collaborative Creativity, Percussion

Publications

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Charles Martin and Henry Gardner. 2016. A percussion-focussed approach to preserving touch-screen improvisation. In Curating the digital: Spaces for art and interaction, David England, Thecla Schiphorst and Nick Bryan-Kinns (eds.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28722-5_5
  • Charles P. Martin and Henry Gardner. 2018. Free-improvised rehearsal-as-research for musical HCI (in press). In Music and HCI, Tom Mudd, Simon Holland, Katie Wilkie, Andrew McPherson and Marcelo M. Wanderley (eds.). Springer.

Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • Charles P. Martin and Jim Torresen. 2018. RoboJam: A musical mixture density network for collaborative touchscreen interaction. Computational intelligence in music, sound, art and design: International conference, evomusart (in press), Springer. http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.10746
  • Charles P. Martin, Kai Olav Ellefsen, and Jim Torresen. 2017. Deep models for ensemble touch-screen improvisation. Proceedings of AM ’17. http://doi.org/10.1145/3123514.3123556 (postprint download)
  • Charles P. Martin and Jim Torresen. 2017. Exploring social mobile music with tiny touch-screen performances. Proceedings of the 14th sound and music computing conference, Aalto University, 175–180. http://smc2017.aalto.fi/media/materials/proceedings/SMC17_p175.pdf
  • Charles P. Martin and Jim Torresen. 2017. MicroJam: An app for sharing tiny touch-screen performances. Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression, Aalborg University Copenhagen, 495–496. http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-58823
  • Charles Martin, Henry Gardner, Ben Swift, and Michael Martin. 2016. Intelligent agents and networked buttons improve free-improvised ensemble music-making on touch-screens. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems, ACM. http://doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858269
  • Charles Martin, Henry Gardner, Ben Swift, and Michael Martin. 2015. Music of 18 performances: Evaluating apps and agents with free improvisation. Proceedings of the 2015 conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association, Australasian Computer Music Association, 85–94. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95205
  • Charles Martin and Henry Gardner. 2015. That syncing feeling: Networked strategies for enabling ensemble creativity in iPad musicians. Proceedings of CreateWorld, Griffith University. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95216
  • Charles Martin, Henry Gardner, and Ben Swift. 2015. Tracking ensemble performance on touch-screens with gesture classification and transition matrices. Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression. http://www.nime.org/proceedings/2015/nime2015_242.pdf
  • Charles Martin, Henry Gardner, and Ben Swift. 2014. MetaTravels and MetaLonsdale: IPad apps for percussive improvisation. CHI ’14 extended abstracts on human factors in computing systems, ACM, 547–550. http://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2574805
  • Charles Martin. 2014. Making improvised music for iPad and percussion with Ensemble Metatone. Proceedings of the Australasian computer music conference, 115–118. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95314
  • Charles Martin, Henry Gardner, and Ben Swift. 2014. Exploring percussive gesture on iPads with Ensemble Metatone. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems, ACM, 1025–1028. http://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557226
  • Charles Martin. 2013. Integrating mobile music with percussion performance practice. Proceedings of the international computer music conference, 437–440. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.bbp2372.2013.073
  • Charles Martin. 2013. Performing with a mobile computer system for vibraphone. Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression, Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST, 377–380. http://nime.org/proceedings/2013/nime2013_121.pdf
  • Charles Martin. 2012. Creating mobile computer music for percussionists: Snow music. Proceedings of the Australasian computer music conference, Australasian Computer Music Association. http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.5150.5687
  • Charles Martin and Chi-Hsia Lai. 2011. Strike on Stage: A percussion and media performance. Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression, 142–143. http://www.nime.org/proceedings/2011/nime2011_142.pdf
  • Charles Martin, Benjamin Forster, and Hanna Cormick. 2010. Audience interactive performance in “The Last Man to Die". Proceedings of the Australasian computer music conference, Australasian Computer Music Association, 89–91. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/101945
  • Charles Martin, Benjamin Forster, and Hanna Cormick. 2010. Cross-artform performance using networked interfaces: Last Man to Die’s Vital LMTD. Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression, 204–207. http://www.nime.org/proceedings/2010/nime2010_204.pdf

Theses

  • Faitas, Andrei; Baumann, Synne Engdahl; Næss, Torgrim Rudland; Tørresen, Jim & Martin, Charles Patrick (2019). Generating Convincing Harmony Parts with Simple Long Short-Term Memory Networks, In Marcelo Queiroz & Anna Xambo Sedo (ed.),  Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.  Conference Paper.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick & Gardner, Henry (2019). Free-Improvised Rehearsal-as-Research for Musical HCI, In Simon Holland; Tom Mudd; Katie Wilkie-McKenna; Andrew McPherson & Marcelo M. Wanderley (ed.),  New Directions in Music and Human-Computer Interaction.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-92068-9.  Chapter 17.  s 269 - 284 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick & Tørresen, Jim (2019). An Interactive Musical Prediction System with Mixture Density Recurrent Neural Networks, In Marcelo Queiroz & Anna Xambo Sedo (ed.),  Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.  Conference Paper.  s 260 - 265
  • Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad; Martin, Charles Patrick; Torresen, Jim & Glette, Kyrre (2019). Evolving Robots on Easy Mode: Towards a Variable Complexity Controller for Quadrupeds. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.  ISSN 0302-9743.  11454 LNCS, s 616- 632 . doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-16692-2_41
  • Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad; Martin, Charles Patrick; Tørresen, Jim & Glette, Kyrre (2019). Self-Modifying Morphology Experiments with DyRET: Dynamic Robot for Embodied Testing. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  ISSN 2152-4092. . doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2019.8793663 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Næss, Torgrim Rudland & Martin, Charles Patrick (2019). A Physical Intelligent Instrument using Recurrent Neural Networks, In Marcelo Queiroz & Anna Xambo Sedo (ed.),  Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.  Conference Paper.  s 79 - 82
  • Wallace, Benedikte & Martin, Charles Patrick (2019). Comparing models for harmony prediction in an interactive audio looper. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.  ISSN 0302-9743.  11453 LNCS, s 173- 187 . doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-16667-0_12
  • Weber, Aline; Martin, Charles Patrick; Tørresen, Jim & da Silva, Bruno Castro (2019). Identifying Reusable Early-Life Options, In  Proceedings of the 9th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics.  2019 Joint IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob).  ISBN 0000000000000.  Conference Paper.
  • Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Martin, Charles Patrick; Zelechowska, Agata; Bjerkestrand, Kari Anne Vadstensvik; Johnson, Victoria Kristine Å & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2018). Bela-based augmented acoustic guitars for sonic microinteraction, In Luke Dahl; Doug Bowman & Tom Martin (ed.),  Proceedings of the International Conference On New Interfaces For Musical Expression.  Virginia Tech.  Chapter.  s 324 - 327 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick; Jensenius, Alexander Refsum & Tørresen, Jim (2018). Composing an ensemble standstill work for Myo and Bela, In Luke Dahl; Doug Bowman & Tom Martin (ed.),  Proceedings of the International Conference On New Interfaces For Musical Expression.  Virginia Tech.  KAPITTEL.  s 196 - 197 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick & Tørresen, Jim (2018). RoboJam: A musical mixture density network for collaborative touchscreen interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.  ISSN 0302-9743.  10783 LNCS, s 161- 176 . doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-77583-8_11 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad; Martin, Charles Patrick; Samuelsen, Eivind; Tørresen, Jim & Glette, Kyrre (2018). Real-world evolution adapts robot morphology and control to hardware limitations, In hernan aguirre (ed.),  GECCO '18: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference.  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  ISBN 978-1-4503-5618-3.  1.  s 125 - 132 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). Percussionist-Centred Design for Touchscreen Digital Musical Instruments. Contemporary Music Review.  ISSN 0749-4467.  36(1-2), s 64- 85 . doi: 10.1080/07494467.2017.1370794 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick; Ellefsen, Kai Olav & Tørresen, Jim (2017). Deep Models for Ensemble Touch-Screen Improvisation, In George Fazekas; Mathieu Barthet & Tony Stockman (ed.),  Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference: Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences.  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  ISBN 978-1-4503-5373-1.  Conference paper. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick & Tørresen, Jim (2017). Exploring Social Mobile Music with Tiny Touch-Screen Performances, In Tapio Lokki; Jukka Pätynen & Vesa Välimäki (ed.),  Proceedings of the 14th Sound and Music Computing Conference 2017.  Aalto University.  ISBN 978-952-60-3729-5.  Conference Paper.  s 175 - 180 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick & Tørresen, Jim (2017). MicroJam: An App for Sharing Tiny Touch-Screen Performances, In Cumhur Erkut (ed.),  Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.  Aalborg University Copenhagen.  Chapter.  s 495 - 496 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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  • Faitas, Andrei; Baumann, Synne Engdahl; Torresen, Jim & Martin, Charles Patrick (2019). Generating Convincing Harmony Parts with Simple Long Short-Term Memory Networks.
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Martin, Charles Patrick; Erdem, Cagri; Lan, Qichao; Fuhrer, Julian Peter; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Zelechowska, Agata; Glette, Kyrre & Nymoen, Kristian (2019). Self-playing Guitars. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2019). Workshop on Making Predictive NIMEs with Neural Networks.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick; Næss, Torgrim Rudland; Faitas, Andrei & Baumann, Synne Engdahl (2019). Session on Musical Prediction and Generation with Deep Learning.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick & Torresen, Jim (2019). An Interactive Music Prediction System with Mixture Density Recurrent Neural Networks.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick & Tørresen, Jim (2019). An Interactive Musical Prediction System with Mixture Density Recurrent Neural Networks.
  • Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad; Martin, Charles Patrick; Tørresen, Jim & Glette, Kyrre (2019). Self-Modifying Morphology Experiments with DyRET: Dynamic Robot for Embodied Testing.
  • Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad; Nordmoen, Jørgen Halvorsen; Ellefsen, Kai Olav; Martin, Charles Patrick; Tørresen, Jim & Glette, Kyrre (2019). Experiences from Real-World Evolution with DyRET: Dynamic Robot for Embodied Testing.
  • Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad; Nordmoen, Jørgen Halvorsen; Martin, Charles Patrick; Tørresen, Jim & Glette, Kyrre (2019). Lessons Learned from Real-World Experiments with DyRET: the Dynamic Robot for Embodied Testing.
  • Næss, Torgrim Rudland; Tørresen, Jim & Martin, Charles Patrick (2019). A Physical Intelligent Instrument using Recurrent Neural Networks.
  • Bergsland, Andreas; Sullivan, John; Cagri, Erdem & Martin, Charles Patrick (2018). Interactive music systems.
  • Brustad, Henrik & Martin, Charles Patrick (2018). Digital Audio Generation with Neural Networks.
  • Garcia Ceja, Enrique Alejandro; Ellefsen, Kai Olav; Martin, Charles Patrick & Tørresen, Jim (2018). Prediction, Interaction, and User Behaviour. Show summary
  • Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Martin, Charles Patrick; Zelechowska, Agata; Bjerkestrand, Kari Anne Vadstensvik; Johnson, Victoria & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2018). Bela-based augmented acoustic guitars for sonic microinteraction. Show summary
  • Jack, Robert; Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Bjerkestrand, Kari Anne Vadstensvik; Zelechowska, Agata; Martin, Charles Patrick & Johnson, Victoria (2018, 02. mars). Sverm-Resonans: interactive installation with resonating guitars and Bela. [Internett].  Bela blog. Show summary
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Martin, Charles Patrick; Bjerkestrand, Kari Anne Vadstensvik & Johnson, Victoria (2018). Stillness under Tension.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2018). Creative Prediction with Neural Networks.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2018). Deep Predictive Models in Interactive Music.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2018). MicroJam. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2018). Predictive Music Systems for Interactive Performance. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick; Glette, Kyrre; Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad & Tørresen, Jim (2018). Self-Awareness in a Cyber-Physical Predictive Musical Interface. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick; Glette, Kyrre & Tørresen, Jim (2018). Creative Prediction with Neural Networks. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Zelechowska, Agata; Erdem, Cagri & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2018). Stillness under Tension.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick; Jensenius, Alexander Refsum & Tørresen, Jim (2018). Composing an ensemble standstill work for Myo and Bela. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick; Lesteberg, Mari; Jawad, Karolina; Aandahl, Eigil; Xambó, Anna & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2018). Stillness under Tension.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick & Tørresen, Jim (2018). Predictive Musical Interaction with MDRNNs.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick; Xambó, Anna; Visi, Federico; Morreale, Fabio & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2018). Stillness under Tension. Show summary
  • Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad; Martin, Charles Patrick; Tørresen, Jim & Glette, Kyrre (2018). Exploring Mechanically Self-Reconfiguring Robots for Autonomous Design. Show summary
  • Søyseth, Vegard Dønnem; Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad; Martin, Charles Patrick; Uddin, Md Zia & Ellefsen, Kai Olav (2018). ROBIN-Stand ved Cutting Edge 2018.
  • Tørresen, Jim; Garcia Ceja, Enrique Alejandro; Ellefsen, Kai Olav & Martin, Charles Patrick (2018). Equipping Systems with Forecasting Capabilities.
  • Wallace, Benedikte & Martin, Charles Patrick (2018). Predictive songwriting with concatenative accompaniment.
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Bjerkestrand, Kari Anne Vadstensvik; Johnson, Victoria; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Zelechowska, Agata & Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). Sverm-Puls. Show summary
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Bjerkestrand, Kari Anne Vadstensvik; Johnson, Victoria; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Zelechowska, Agata & Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). Sverm-Resonans.
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Bjerkestrand, Kari Anne Vadstensvik; Johnson, Victoria; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Zelechowska, Agata & Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). Sverm-Resonans.
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Bjerkestrand, Kari Anne Vadstensvik; Johnson, Victoria; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Zelechowska, Agata & Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). Sverm-Resonans. Show summary
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Bjerkestrand, Kari Anne Vadstensvik; Johnson, Victoria; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Zelechowska, Agata & Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). Sverm-resonans. Show summary
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Kvifte, Tellef; Innervik, Kjell Tore; Martin, Charles Patrick; Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild; Lossius, Trond & Diaz, Ximena Alarcón (2017). Panel: New Interfaces for Musical Expression.
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Martin, Charles Patrick; Bjerkestrand, Kari Anne Vadstensvik & Johnson, Victoria (2017). Sverm-Muscle.
  • Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Martin, Charles Patrick; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Zelechowska, Agata & Johnson, Victoria (2017). Sverm-Resonans.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). Making Social Music with MicroJam.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). MicroJam: A Social App for Making Music.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). Musical Networks: Using Recurrent Neural Networks to Model and Complement Musical Creativity. Show summary
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). Pursuing a Sonigraphical Ideal at the Dawn of the NIME Epoch, In Alexander Refsum Jensenius & Michael J. Lyons (ed.),  A NIME Reader: Fifteen Years of New Interfaces for Musical Expression.  Springer Science+Business Media B.V..  ISBN 978-3-319-47213-3.  Expert Commentary on "Sonigraphical Instruments: From FMOL to the reacTable*".  s 103 - 105
  • Martin, Charles Patrick (2017). Virtuosic Interactions / Performing with a Neural iPad Band.
  • Martin, Charles Patrick; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Kelkar, Tejaswinee; Zelechowska, Agata; Berggren, Stig Johan; Hopgood, Christina; Wallace, Benedikte; Brustad, Henrik; Utne-Reitan, Bjørnar; Ellefsen, Kai Olav; Nygaard, Tønnes Frostad; Søyseth, Vegard Dønnem; Câmara, Guilherme Schmidt & Diaz, Ximena Alarcón (2017). Ensemble Metatone - Improvised Touchscreen Performance.

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