Researcher

Dr Angelo Fraietta

Biography

I first 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 my creative being. I 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. My doctoral thesis addressed issues...view more

I first 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 my creative being. I 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. My 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.

I have been designing and building electronic musical instruments and software for use within the arts community since 2000, providing engineering and artistic support for artists and universities on an international scale. Many artists and universities have used my electronics and services in exhibitions and in various venues. I am often approached to create technology solutions from industries ranging from medical, legal, academic, industrial, transcription and the arts. I am an amateur astronomer and often looks for ways of combining science with art. I am  currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Art and Design faculty at the University of New South Wales developing various artistic interfaces using both software and hardware.


My Grants

2019 NSW Inspiring Australia Grant  for development of Creative Coding the Virtual Spacecraft  for National Science Week in partnership with Newcastle Astronomical Society and the Hunter Innovation and Science Hub.

    
2003 Australia Council “Strategic Initiatives” (Sounding Out) grant.

2002 Apple University Consortium (AUC) Seeding Grant.

2000 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) at the University of Western Sydney.


My Qualifications

 

2006

Doctor of Philosophy from University of Western Sydney.

1999

Bachelor of Arts (Music) with First Class Honours from the University of Western Sydney.

1996

Associate Diploma of Engineering In Electronics (Radio and Communication).

1995

Associate In Music, Australia (AMusA), Classical Guitar.

1995

Certificate in Vocational Training.


My Awards

 

1999

Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Award in Theoretical Studies for Superior Achievement in Contemporary Arts.

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Location

Angelo can be found either at Paddington Campus is the Interactive Media Lab or at the NSW startup hub in Wynyard

Contact

0412447577