Researcher

Dr Angelo Fraietta

Biography

Dr Angelo Fraietta started playing the guitar at the age of 15 while completing an Electronics Technician apprenticeship in the RAAF. Since that time, music and electronics have been an integral part of Angelo’s creative being. Angelo completed the B.A (Music) with first class Honours in 1998 and was awarded the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Award in Theoretical Studies for Superior Achievement in Contemporary Arts. His doctoral thesis...view more

Dr Angelo Fraietta started playing the guitar at the age of 15 while completing an Electronics Technician apprenticeship in the RAAF. Since that time, music and electronics have been an integral part of Angelo’s creative being. Angelo completed the B.A (Music) with first class Honours in 1998 and was awarded the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Award in Theoretical Studies for Superior Achievement in Contemporary Arts. His doctoral thesis addressed issues encountered when developing embedded music controllers, including design techniques, programming interfaces for artists and composers, the knowledge bases and specialist expert skills that can be utilised to gain the required information to design and build such devices, and the low-cost development tools appropriate for such a task.

Marcelo Wanderley, in his comments regarding the examination of his thesis, stated:

the candidate demonstrates an unusual breadth of knowledge in various technological aspects of new interfaces, from software programming to hardware development using FPGAs. Not only the candidate's work is outstanding with respect to the integration of the various (multidisciplinary) aspects of this thesis but also the description of each of the iterations is extremely clear, detailing all aspects of the integration of a technology including the evolution of the choices available. This chapter [Chapter 3] is a must for all students interested in this area and I strongly suggest that it (and the whole thesis) be made widely available for the NIME community.

Angelo is currently employed as a post-doctoral fellow at UNSW's Interactive Media Lab in the development of HappyBrackets, an audio-focused library and toolkit for creative coding for the internet of things.

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