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.

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.
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TRANSFORMATIONS Tour part 4 Nov. 11 - 18: Windsor, Brandon, Winnipeg
Nov 12: U. of Windsor, Nov 14: U. of Brandon, Nov. 17: Groundswell concert, Winnipeg Art Gallery: Megumi Masaki performs Doshite? (Pritchard), Piano Games (Hamel), Orpheus II (Carrabré), and and bleak blew the easterly wind by Ollie Hawker and Kate Muir
Nov 15: U. of Brandon, Nov. 18: U. of Manitoba: Research presentations by B. Pritchard and K. Hamel, discussing our development of interactive systems and the associated compositions.
October 26: Megumi Masaki performs Doshite? (Pritchard), Piano Games (Hamel) and Orpheus II (Carrabré) on Wednesday Noon Hour series, UBC Music
October 20, 21, 22: Three performances of Ecdysis at Progress Lab 1422, Vancouver
Sept. 23: Danielle Lee performs Doshite? at Roy Barnett Recital Hall, UBC Arts Alumni Concert
June 23: Megumi Masaki performs Doshite? at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Piano, Sleeve-Hand Responsive User Garment (SHRUG), audio/video clips, Max/MSP/Jitter.
June 19: Kelowna performance of Ecdysis: Emmalena Fredriksson, choreography/dance; Filip Gorecki, music; Alaia Hamer, costuming; Daniel Tsui/Bob Pritchard, interactive light spine, Kyla Gardiner, lighting.
June 6: work on two new spines for Emmalena Fredriksson, with Alaia Hamer and Daniel Tsui.

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