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.


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:
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 piece 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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