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., Bourdin, C. (2020) Revisiting the Nesbit and McGinnis optimization model of the golf swing hub path. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 60(8), 1089-1100.
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 238, 883–895.
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.


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.
• “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)