DR Roger Alsop

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  • Academic

Research expertise

  • Community Art (Community History, Advocacy Through Art,)
  • Computer Music (Composition)
  • Interactive Arts (Visual arts, Interactive Arts)
  • Interactive Composition (Music, Composition, Film Music)
  • Interdisciplinary arts practise (Installation, multimedia, computer art)
  • Media Arts (Located Art, Computer Art)
  • Performing Arts (Interactive Performance)
Roger Alsop’s practice includes sound art, composition, interactive art & video art. He works in all forms of performance, recorded, sound, web, and video arts. He teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and research students at Melbourne University and Box Hill Institute, and has mentored performance students at Victoria University, and through the Spark program. He is an active researcher in the areas of performance and performing arts, interactive art, sound art, and composition, and has supervised and supervises research students in these areas. He has written on topics including sound and interactive arts; artistic approaches to environmental sustainability; art and bio-imaging, cross media art, and gesture interactions. Arts Victoria, VicHealth and the Royal Botanic Gardens have funded his work. Memberships include: Greenroom Contemporary and Experimental Performance panel, Box Hill Institute Higher Education Board of Studies and Music Degree Course Advisory Committee, International and Australian Computer Music Associations, Electronic Music Foundation, Human Computer Sciences Network, ANAT, and Multicultural Arts Victoria.

Subject Areas

  • Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
  • Music
  • Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
  • Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
  • The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
  • Interactive Media
  • Electronic Media Art
  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
  • Music Composition

Available for supervision

My supervision interests include Performing and Performance Arts; Interactive Media; Interactive Design; Interactive Creativity; Community Engagement; Music; Computer Music; Art/Science Interactions; and Sound Design.

This does not exclude other areas of the Arts that may be of interest to prospective research students; please contact me regarding your research ideas and we can discuss them.

Contact Details

Phone Number: 96859387
email: ralsop@unimelb.edu.au
Web: http://sites.google.com/site/rogeralsop/


Sublime: An Open Approach To Collaborative Performance
Start: Wednesday, July 9th 2014 End: Saturday, July 12th 2014
Start: Wednesday, March 16th 2011 End: Saturday, March 26th 2011
Start: Saturday, April 4th 2009 End: Thursday, May 21st 2009
Old White Spider
Start: Friday, October 26th 2007 End: Thursday, October 25th 2007
Start: Thursday, June 21st 2007 End: Wednesday, June 20th 2007
The Yellow Wallpaper
Start: Wednesday, November 15th 2006 End: Saturday, November 25th 2006
Start: Friday, August 22nd 2003 End: Thursday, August 21st 2003
Start: Wednesday, July 9th 2003 End: Tuesday, July 8th 2003
In and Out, Over and Under


Journal Articles Refereed

STEFFEN D, ALSOP P (2009), Diversionary Space Project at Royal Melbourne Hospital Short Term Dementia Ward, UNESCO Observatory, Vol 1, Issue 4

Full Written Papers Refereed

ALSOP P (2016), usedlost: creating a multi-spatial audiowork from virtual locations, Sonic Environments ACMC 2016
ALSOP P, BORDA A, WILLIAMS J (2016), SOUND, SHADOW AND LIGHT: generating the experience of a natural environment, GA2016 – XIX Generative Art Conference
ALSOP P, GILES V (2015), Interpreting Data: Re-contextualizing data to develop approaches to musical composition, Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society's Annual Conference
ALSOP P (2015), Integrating Composer/Improviser's Actions in the creation of an interactive and provocative composition system, Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society's Annual Conference
ALSOP P (2015), In and Out, Over and Under: An Interactive Audio-Visual Installation Responding to Percy Grainger’s Free Music and the Grainger Museum, Looking Back, Looking Forward: 41st International Computer Music Conference 2015
ALSOP P, BURKE B (2015), Green Skies .... Moments, MAKE
ALSOP P (2013), FLUIDITY- WE ARE WATER: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVISED AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCE, water issues relating to environmental landcape sustainability, University of Sousse
ALSOP P (2013), SPEECH: creating a virtual audio-visual artwork, International Computer Music Conference, International Computer Music Conference
ALSOP P, PEDERSEN M (2013), Gesture, Sound and Space, Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013
ALSOP P, MYERS PM (2012), TWITCH: translating microscopic fast motion to a musical composition., Spectra: Images and Data in Art/Science
ALSOP P (2010), ActionA/V: An Improvisatory Process For Translating Movement To An Audiovisual Outcome, Engagement, Australasian Computer Music Association
ALSOP P, BERRY M (2009), Sound Design Skills: exploring a blended learning environment for developing practical and conceptual skills, Media Art Scoping Symposium, Curtin University of Technology
ALSOP P (2007), The biggest shed in the world: an approach to computer enhanced creativity, TRANS, Australasian Computer Music Association
ALSOP P (2007), INTEGRATING TEXT, SOUND, AND VISION IN AN INTERACTIVE AUDIO-VISUAL WORK, International Conference on Music Communication Science, University of Western Sydney
ALSOP P (2003), Compositional Processes in Developing Poly-media Performance Works, Australasian Music Conference Perth 2003, Australasian Computer Music Association
ALSOP P (2003), The Ineluctable Modality of the Audible: Exploring the sound worlds of James Joyce, ... acoustic ecology ...

Minor Reports and Working Papers

BOLT B, VINCS R, ALSOP P, SIERRA M, KETT G (2010), The Trouble with CARE: Creative Arts and Research Ethics, Australian National University

Audio-visual Recordings

ALSOP P, THEMANN MR (2011), My Wonderful Everyday, VicHealth
ALSOP P (2004), Pillage

Minor Recorded Works

ALSOP P (2017), Martha
ALSOP P (2016), Yarra Bridge
ALSOP P (2014), A Gentle Collapsing
ALSOP P (2014), Ambit Improvisations 1
ALSOP P (2011), Urban Space and Public Art, WHITE STREET PROJECT

Publications of Creative Research

ALSOP P (2012), As parts of a recomposition of social meaning that transcends previous modes of classification

Conference Proceedings

ALSOP P, FLETCHER P (2006), Weaving Relationships Between Sound And Image In Improvised Performance, ACMC 2006 - Medi(t)ations, Australasian Computer Music Association

Creative Exhibited Works

ALSOP P (2007), 5, ANU
ALSOP P (2007), Old White Spider, Melbourne International Arts Festival
ALSOP P (2005), The Yellow Wallpaper, Malthouse Theatre
ALSOP P (2003), Cycle

Major Recorded Works

ALSOP P (2008), RBGC Podcast, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne



Fluidity - We Are Water
Flow2000 - for Brigid Burke


In and Out, Over and Under, Grainger Museum
Motion 5, Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts


ORB, Loop Bar, Rendered Version of an interactive video work
Uploading the Goddess, Husk Theatre, Sound Design
Takosutbo, Queensland Conservitorium, Griffiths University, Composed interactive performance comprising live video, non tactile interaction and guitar.
A Gentle Collapsing, Loop Bar, Rendering of interactive audio video work
MOTION, McNeill Performing Arts Centre, Composition for Clarinet and Interactive Video


Sound Design:- Waiting for Godot, La Mama, 205 Faraday Street, Carlton, A piece of poetic theatrical naturalism on stages evoking an imagined external wasteland sound design
blue angel, rendered mediated video of dancer


EMPTY, Studio 202, Improvised music with dancer Ann-maree Ellis

Education and Training

  • Graduate Certificate in University Teaching GCUT , University of Melbourne, 2014
  • Doctor of Philosophy PhD , Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2011
  • Master of Arts (Composition) MA , La Trobe University, 2000
  • Graduate Diploma in Music Technology Grad Dip Mus Tech , La Trobe University, 1993
  • Batchelor of Arts (Composition) BA , La Trobe University, 1989

Awards and honours

  • Artist in Residence, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, 2008
  • Artist in Residence, Federation Square, 2007