James Paul Sain

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4 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The list of people that merit acknowledgment is enormous. Foremost, my parents Peter and Susan deserve immense thanks for letting me pursue my own interests across the entire space of my life. My brother Tyler has been a steadfast friend, even when geographically separated us by hundreds of miles. deserve a huge amount of credit for(More)
In our current era, where smartphones are commonplace and buzzwords like “the internet of things,” “wearable tech,” and “augmented reality” are ubiquitous, translating performance gestures into data and intuitively mapping it to control musical/visual parameters in the realm of computing should be trivial; but it isn’t. Technical barriers still persist that(More)
The hierarchical linear dynamical system (HLDS) is a self-organizing architecture to cluster acoustic time series. The HLDS architecture is equivalent to a Kalman filter whose top-layer state learns to create subspaces that tessellate the acoustic signal in regions that correspond to different musical pitches. The observation layer of the HLDS is built from(More)
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