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.

RESEARCH: Tracking And Smart Textiles Environment site: TASTE
KiCASS gesture tracking release on gitHub. Click here to download.

Acknowledgement: 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. I am thankful for the continuing dialogs (both political and artistic) as we work to achieve reconciliation that includes and supports each of us.
Latest News:
Nov. 26, Ecdysis online film premiere! here.
Sep: Black Rock City, Burning Man -- Ecdysis and the light spine! Check out a few pix here.
Combined wifi/sensor module created for WooSIE in the TASTE project.
New version of interactive dual spine in development/testing with TASTE
Grant funding approved for taking UBC Laptop Orchestra to the Philippines for a two-week residency in February 2024
Funding approved for a Dance TA for laptop orchestra this semester. This might include working with drone tracking!
Lovely review of Ecdysis at Dancing on the Edge Festival.
July 12, 13: Vancouver -- Ecdysis performance with light spine at Dancing on the Edge festival.
June 19 - 25: New York -- Welcome to Paradise (Mia Harris, VOISE system, Bob Pritchard, music/software) accepted for New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Withdrawn due to performer health.
May 31 - June 2: Mexico City -- Welcome to Paradise (Mia Harris, VOISE system, Bob Pritchard, music/software) accepted for New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Withdrawn due to performer health.
April: Film shoot for a new imagining of Ecdysis
March 28: University of Lethbridge concert series: Megumi Masaki performs Doshite? (Pritchard), Piano Games (Hamel), and and bleak blew the easterly wind by Ollie Hawker and Kate Muir.
March 8: UBC School of Music Wednesday Noon Hour Concert series. Prof. Jeremy Brown (U. Calgary) plays a concert of interactive works: Mental Health (Flores), Momentum (David Eagle), Fever (Keith Hamel), Strength (Bob Pritchard)
February 13 - 17: CoLab at Trinity Laban University in Greenwich, UK. Working with Megumi Masaki and ten dancers, seven musicians, two composers.
Ecdysis Sat. Jan. 14, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 15, at 4:00 p.m. Accelerate -- The Dance Centre, Vancouver. Emmalena Fredriksson, choreography/dance; Filip Gorecki, music; Alaia Hamer, costuming; Daniel Tsui/Bob Pritchard, interactive light spine, Kyla Gardiner, lighting.
New trailer for Ecdysis.

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