Research

The following is a list of notable presentations, publications, & reviews. Feel free to check out my ResearchGate page for more information.

2020
O’Brien, B., Juhas, B., Bieńkiewicz, M., Buloup F., Bringoux, L. & Bourdin, C. (2020) Online sonification for golf putting gesture: reduced variability of motor behaviour and perceptual judgement. Experimental Brain Research, Mar. 11: 1-14. doi:10.1007/s00221-020-05757-3
O’Brien, B., Juhas, B., Bieńkiewicz, M., Buloup F., Bringoux, L. & Bourdin, C. (2020) Sonification of Golf Putting Gesture Reduces Swing Movement Variability in Novices, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Feb. 26: 1-10. doi:10.1080/02701367.2020.1726859


2019
O’Brien, B., Vidal A., Bringoux, L., & Bourdin, C. (2019) Developing movement sonification for sports performance: A survey of studies developed at the Institute of Movement Science, Interactive Sonification Workshop, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SE (18/11)
• “Sonification of pedal stroke” demonstration, 80 years of CNRS, Paris, FR (17/10)


2018
O’Brien, B., Juhas, B., Bieńkiewcz, M., Pruvost, L., Buloup, F., Bringoux, L., & Bourdin, C. (2018) Considerations for Developing Sound in Golf Putting Experiments, Post-proceedings of CMMR 2017 – Music Technology with Swing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-01692-0_23
• “An approach to form & content,” Vienna Summer Music Festival – Vienna, AT (15/06)
• “Des considérations pour développer le son dans les expériences de golf,” Journées Jeunes Chercheurs en Audition, Acoustique musicale et Signal audio – Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, FR (06/06)

2017
• Bieńkiewcz, M., O’Brien, B., & Bourdin, C. “The pitfalls of being a COPYCAT: Learning golf putting through acoustic and visual guidance,” International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research – Porto, PT (26/09)
• Rozanoff, S. (2017) “Benjamin O’Brien: For In-Between Times” Review, Computer Music Journal 41(4), 88-89.

Golf swing data collection
M. Bieńkiewcz & B. O’Brien
Technosport, Aix-Marseille Université, FR (11/17)

2016
• Rambarran, S., Draper, P., Brøvig-Hanssen, R., O’Brien, B., & Millward, F. “The Oxford Handbook of Music & Virtuality” book panel, Art of Record Production Conference – Aaalborg University, Aalborg, DK (01/12)
• “Composing with SuperCollider,” The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville, US (28/07)
• O’Brien, B. (2016) For In-Between Times, naucleshg: Madrid, ES
• O’Brien, B. (2016) “eaves,” Sonic Haikus: Electroacoustic Miniatures. Society of Electro-acoustic Composers in the US
• “Inscribing Sound Forms,” Journées d’Informatique Musicale, GMEA – Centre National de Création Musicale d’Albi-Tarn, Albi, FR (31/03)
• “From Instrument to Controller,” 4e Journée des Jeunes Chercheurs du GREAM – University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, FR (11/03)
• O’Brien, B. (2016) “Sample Sharing: Virtual Laptop Ensemble Communities,” The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality, eds. Shara Rambarran and Sheila Whiteley. New York: Oxford University Press

Art of record production conference
B. O’Brien & S. Rambarran
Aalborg University, Aalborg, DK (12/16)

2009-2015
• “A Theory on Musical Translation,” Ph.D Thesis, University of Florida – Gainesville, US (15/08/15)
• “Lost in Transformation: Composer as Translator,” Society For Electro-acoustic Music in the United States Conference – Wesleyan University – Middletown, US (29/03/14); Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium – Toronto, CA (15/08/13) Published in eContact! 16.3 (01/12/14)
• “A few words on cadenceStudie,” Midwest Graduate Music Consortium – University of Wisconsin, Madison, US (11/14/14)
• O’Brien. (2013) “Six4 for Eight Spaces,” Re-Caged: Electroacoustic Miniatures. Society of Electro-acoustic Composers in the US
• Ingraham, C., McKinney, Ch., McKinney, Cu., & O’Brien, B. “Glitch Lich: Evolution of an Intercontinental Network Band,” Proceedings of the Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University (15/04/12)
• Garrison, G., Neal, N., O’Brien, B, & Peuquet, S. “FLIP: Idealism and Failure in Improvisatory Laptop Ensemble Performance,” Proceedings of the Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University (15/04/12)
• “The Compositional Symbiosis of Certainty and Chance,” MA Thesis, Mills College – Oakland, US (01/06/09)
• O’Brien, B. (2008) “cila,” FrammentAzioni Festival DVD. Udine: Taukay Edizioni Musicali

Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium
B. O’Brien
Toronto, CA (08/13)