Doug Van Nort

Ph.D. Music Technology (2010)
Supervisor: Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley, Prof. Philippe Depalle

Email: doug [at] music [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Fax: +1 (514) 398-2962
Phone: +1 (514) 398-4535 ext. 094846

Previous Educational Experience

  • MFA Electronic Arts, iEAR program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • MA Mathematics, State University of New York, Potsdam
  • BA Mathematics, State University of New York, Potsdam

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction for “Laptop Music”
  • Mapping and its role in instrumental and compositional systems
  • Interactive and Generative Systems for Improvisation
  • Signal Processing and Analysis/Synthesis
  • Texture and noise
  • Network music
  • Creating and directing laptop performance ensembles
  • Deep Listening
  • Sound synthesis and processing for adaptive control


IDMIL Publications


In Proceedings


Other Publications

Journal Articles

  • H. McDonough, B. Madore, C. Miller, A. Rogalski, D. Van Nort, J. Wood. “Structure Theory for Finitely Generated Carry Groups.” Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, vol. 12 no. 1, Fall 2004.

Book Sections

  • Doug Van Nort, “Noise to Signal: Deep Listening and the Windowed Line”, in Deep Listening: A Composer’s Sound Practice by Pauline Oliveros, iUniverse / Deep Listening Publications 2005.

Conference Papers

  • Doug Van Nort and Philippe Depalle, “A Stochastic State-Space Phase Vocoder for Synthesis of Roughness”, to appear in Proc. Of the 2006 International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx 06), Montreal, QC, September, 2006.

Conference Abstracts

  • Doug Van Nort, “Texture Perception: Signal Modeling and Compositional Approaches,” in Proc. of the 2007 Conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC-07), Montreal, QC, August 2007.
  • Doug Van Nort, “Le Mappings Geometrique et Trajectoires Musicale”, in L'interdisciplinarité dans les sciences et technologies de la musique Colloquium, part of La Réunion 2006 de l'Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS), Montreal, QC, May 17, 2006.
  • Doug Van Nort, “The Contemporary Production of Noise and the Role of the System”, in Electroacoustic Music Studies 2005 (EMS-05) International Conference, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, October 19-22, 2005.
  • Stacy Denton and Doug Van Nort. “Music, noise and the (de)socialization of sound”,in In and Out of the Sound Studio Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, QC. July 25-29, 2005.