Academic Activity

  • Scholarly Writing
    • Chapters in Books
    • Journal Articles
    • Conference Proceedings
  • Invited Lectures and Conference Presentations
  • Courses Taught

Chapters in Books

  • “Musical Improvisation in the Modern Dance Class: Techniques and Approaches in Fulfilling a Multi-Layered Role,” in Contemplating Improvisation in Music: Art, Education, and Society, Gabriel Solis and Bruno Nettl, ed., University of Illinois Press, 2006

Journal Articles

  • “Dancing with Mobile Devices: the LAIT Application System in Performance and Educational Settings” invited feature article, Journal of Dance Education, Vol. 16, No. 3 (2016): pp. 81-89. (with contributions from Ken Beck, M. Anthony Reimer & Erica Mott)
  • “Composing for Interactive Dance: Paradigms for Perception,” Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 45, No. 2, Summer 2007
  • “Blurring the Division Between Dance and Music with Interactive Computer Applications,” International Guild of Musicians in Dance Journal, Vol. 7, 2007
  • Musicians of the Movement: The "Composer-Accompanist" in the Formative Years of Modern Dance, International Guild of Musicians in Dance Journal, Vol. 3, 1994
  • The Evolution of Martha Graham's Collaborations with Composers of Music for the Modern Dance, International Guild of Musicians in Dance Journal, Vol. 2, 1992

Conference Proceedings

  • “LAIT – The Laboratory for Audience Interactive Technologies: Don’t “Turn it Off” — “Turn it On!” Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, (http://www.isea-archives.org/docs/2015/proceedings/ISEA2015_proceedings.pdf) pp. 334-7
  • “Dance Bach Double Rough: Music Learning via Internet Choreographic Collaboration,” FOCUS ON DANCE EDUCATION: Collaborations: A Mosaic of Possibilities: Conference Proceedings, National Dance Educators Organization, (www.ndeo.org/docs.ashx?id=228607) pp.182–5
  • “Natural Materials on Stage: Custom Controllers for Aesthetic Effect,” Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 2009
  • “Composing for Interactive Dance: Paradigms for Perception,” Proceedings of Sound Moves: An International Conference on Music and Dance (http://roehamptondance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/SoundMovesConference2005_Proceedings.pdf) pp. 190-6
  • “Finding Humanity Within the Machine: Large Motor Movement Computer Interfacing as an Artistic Mindbody Integrative Practice,” Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface, the first international conference of HASTAC. Co-sponsored by Duke University and RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; April 2007

Invited Lectures and Conference Presentations

  • “Seeing and Hearing Music and Dance Relationships” (workshop) University of California-Riverside, February 2018
  • “Collaborative Methods in New Media Productions” (live online lecture) Illinois State University, February 2018
  • “Collaborative Methods in New Media Productions” UC-Irvine, February 2018
  • “Pop-Up MobiArte (Mobile Interactive Art Experiments) Event” Speculative Futures, NCSA, November 2017
  • “Research-Based Course Offerings” VIP Presenter, Tisch Dance and New Media Conference, New York, April 2017
  • “Interactive Cellphone Theater with LAIT” National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO)/International Guild of Musicians in Dance joint annual conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2015
  • “LAIT – The Laboratory for Audience Interactive Technologies: Don’t “Turn it Off” — “Turn it On!” 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), August 2015
  • “Dance Bach Double Rough: Music Learning via Internet Choreographic Collaboration” NDEO annual conference, Chicago, November 2014
  • “Co-located Dance Technology SKTTR”: Digital Hollywood University, Tokyo, Japan, October 2013
  • “Diverse Identities: View Profile, A Case Study” NDEO annual conference, Los Angeles, October 2012
  • “Real-Time Classroom Sharing over the Internet” National Dance Education Organization conference, Minneapolis, October 2011
  • “Merging Dance and Music through Technology” TEDxUIUC, April 2010
  • “New Materials on Stage: Custom Controllers for Aesthetic Effect” New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) annual conference, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, June 2009
  • “Leonardo’s Chimes: Research and Development Collaboratory” (demonstration) HASTAC III: Traversing Digital Boundaries, UIUC, April 2009
  • “Soundwave Surfing” International Guild of Musicians in Dance Conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee, March 2009
  • “100 Years of Sound and Choreography: The Evolution and Praxis of a Collaborative Art Form” Panelist at the 6th Annual SPARK Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, Minneapolis, MN, April 2008
  • “Finding Humanity Within the Machine: Large Motor Movement Computer Interfacing as an Artistic Mindbody Integrative Practice” Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface, the first international conference of HASTAC. Sponsored by Duke University and RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, April 2007
  • “Musical Improvisation in the Modern Dance Class: Techniques and Approaches in Fulfilling a Multi-Layered Role” 4th Annual International Conference on Arts and Humanities, sponsored by the East West Council for Education, Asia-Pacific Research Institute of Peking University, and the University of Louisville–Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods, Honolulu, January 2006
  • “Composing for Interactive Dance: Paradigms for Perception” Sound Moves: An International Conference on Music and Dance, sponsored by Princeton University School of Music and Society for Dance Research (United Kingdom), Roehampton University, London, November 2005; Doncaster College, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, November 2005
  • “Real-Time Interactive Image Manipulation” 21st Century Tools for Artists, UIUC Krannert Art Museum, April 2005
  • “Approaches to Improvisational Structures for Creating Modern Dance Scores”
  • International Guild of Musicians in Dance Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, October 2002
  • “Mangle on the Fly: Flexible Music and Choreographic Structures” International Guild of Musicians in Dance Conference, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, January 2004
  • “Improvising Music for Dance” New Directions in the Study of Musical Improvisation: An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Conference, sponsored by University of Illinois School of Music, UIUC, April 2004

Courses Taught at UIUC

  • Music Theory for Dancers
  • Dance and Technology
  • Music Visualization Choreography (online)
  • Composer-Choreographer Collaboration
  • Co-Teaching of dance major technique classes as Musician (the University of Illinois considers accompanying dance classes to be part of my teaching load)
  • Beginning Dance Technique for Non-Majors
  • Illinois Informatics PhD Student thesis advising/committees
  • Dance MFA independent study mentor
  • Illinois Informatics Institute Seminar on Galileo Development Boards: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/university/galileo-university-curricula.html

Mentions in Publications

  • My article “The Evolution of Martha Graham’s Collaborations with Composers of Music for the Modern Dance” cited in: Teck, Katherine Ear Training for the Body: A Dancer’s Guide to Music (Pennington, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 1994). This is one of the standard textbooks for this subject.
  • On the Edges of Music: Trisha Brown's Set and Reset and Twelve Ton Rose. Fogelsanger, Alan. Proceedings of the Sound Moves International Conference on Music and Dance (http://roehamptondance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/SoundMovesConference2005_Proceedings.pdf) pp. 39-46, 2005
  • Advancing interactive collaborative mediums through tele-immersive dance (TED): a symbiotic creativity and design environment for art and computer science. Nahrstedt, Klara, et al. ACM MM’08, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2008
  • Improvisação e diálogo entre música e dança Frederico Lyra de Carvalho, (http://revistas.ua.pt/index.php/postip/article/view/4616), 2015
  • Estudo Particular das Dinâmicas Intermedia No Início Do Século XXI, Macedo, André Rangel, Doctoral Thesis, Portuguese Catholic University, 2014
  • Interactive Music: Social Considerations of Gesture & Vocality. Verstraete, Dr. Pieter, ARTAUD Forum 2: Konnecting Gestures, International Conference-Workshop on Performance and Sound Technologies, London, Brunel University; March 2012
  • 100 Years of Music-Making at Mizzou: Facts & Memories. Featured in “Distinguished Alumni” section, p.
  • The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation. Center color plate from my dance, Kama Begata Nihilum. Frederick E. Hoxie, Ed. University of Illinois Press, 2017.