Research Area: Communication Technologies Group
Areas of Expertise: Human Computer Interfaces, Music and Disability, Signal Processing: Audio, Sonification
Dr Andy Hunt, Department of Electronics, University of York, is known internationally for his pioneering work on Interactive Sonification (the science of displaying data as sound, with real-time user interaction). He is the co-instigator of the Interactive Sonification Workshop (most recently held at Fraunhofer, Erlangen , Germany in Jan 2014) with Dr Thomas Hermann (Bielefeld University, Germany). Together they were Guest Editors for an IEEE Multimedia Special Issue on the topic, and have given presentations on the subject at the International Community for Auditory Display (ICAD) which inspired the 2005 conference towards the theme of ‘interactivity’. Dr Hunt’s EPSRC first grant on Improved Data Mining through an Interactive Sonic approach (Grant ref: GR/S08886/01) was completed and assessed overall as ‘tending towards outstanding’, and produced internationally respected publications such as. This research facilitated many of the above benefits and brought together the team for this current application. Dr Hunt is currently co-investigator with Dr Alistair Edwards (Dept. Computer Science, University of York) on Sonification of cervical smear data to improve screening accuracy (Grant ref: EP/C512413/1) He was UK representative for the EU’s COST-287 programme (Gestural control of audio systems) and a working group leader and book editor for the European team. He is also supervising a number of Masters and PhD students in the area of sonification, aiming at improving auditory display interaction and software design and verification. He has managed several large-scale projects for the University (including EPSRC and EU Marie-Curie coordination) and has written a book on the subject of research management for upcoming researchers. He was awarded the RAE Engineering Teaching Prize 2007 for long-term contribution to the encouragement of young engineers and enthusiastic promotion of the discipline.
 Hermann, T., Hunt ,A, & Neuhoff, J., (eds). Principles of Sonification: An Introduction to Auditory Display. forthcoming 2011.
 "Your research project: how to manage it", Andy Hunt, Taylor & Francis Group, Series Routledge Study Guides, 2005. ISBN: 0-415-34408-5
 "A Student's Guide to AS/A2 Music Technology", Cole, B., Collyer, A., Howard, D.M., Hunt, A. & Murphy, D., Rhinegold Publishing Ltd., London, 2001. ISBN 0-946890-98-6
 Hunt A. & Kirk R, Multiparametric control of real-time systems, (chapter) in Trends in Gestural Control of Music, eds. Marc Battier, Joseph Rovan & M. Wanderley, FSU - Florida, (April 2000). ISBN: 2-84426-039-X
 "Digital Sound Processing for Music and Multimedia", (textbook), Andy Hunt & Ross Kirk, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, (April 1999).
 "Computer Assisted Performance Control for Audio-Visual Instruments", Ross Kirk and Andy Hunt; invited paper in research monograph “Schriften Musikpsychologie und Musikasthetik” Kopiez and Auhagen (eds.) Peter Lang (pub), 1998. ISBN 3-631-33116-9.
 (Guest Editors) Bresin, R., Hunt, A.D., Hermann, T.,. Special Issue on Interactive Sonification. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces.
 Pauletto, S. & Hunt, A.D.. Interactive sonification of complex data (available online http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2009.05.006). International Journal of Human - Computer Studies; Special issue on Sonic Intera, Vol. 67, No. 11, pp 923-933, November, 2009.
 Disley, A.C., Howard, D.M., and Hunt, A.D. Practical synthesis control by timbral adjectives. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp , April, 2008. ISSN: 9781605601427.
 "Interactive Sonification", Guest eds. Andy Hunt and Thomas Hermann, IEEE Multimedia special issue, Apr-June 2005.
 "Multiple Media Interfaces for Music Therapy", Hunt, A., Kirk, R., & Neighbour, M. , IEEE Multimedia special issue on MultiModal Interfaces, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp 50-58, July-Sept, 2004.
 "The importance of parameter mapping in electronic instrument design", Hunt, A.D., Paradis, M. & Wanderley, M., Invited paper for the Journal of New Music Research, SWETS, special issue on New Interfaces for Musical Performance and Interaction, eds. J. Paradiso & S.O'Modhrain, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp 429-440, December 2003.
 "Mapping performer parameters to synthesis engines", Andy Hunt & Marcelo Wanderley, Invited article for Organised Sound, special issue on Mapping, vol. 7 (2), pp 97-108, 2002.
 "Interactive multimedia systems for engineering education in acoustics, synthesis and signal processing". Andy Hunt, David M. Howard, Ross Kirk, Kingsley Ash, and Andy M. Tyrrell, European Journal of Engineering Education, vol 26, no.2, pp 91-106, 2001. Abstract
 "A real-time interface for a formant speech synthesiser" . Andy Hunt, David M Howard, Gregor Morrison and James Worsdall, Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 2000; 25: pp 169-175. Download a short paper on this subject from here.
 "A generic model for compositional approaches to audiovisual media" . Andy Hunt, Ross Kirk, Richard Orton & Benji Merrison, Organised Sound 3(3): pp 199-209, 1998. Abstract here
 “Technology and Music: incompatible subjects?”, Andy Hunt and Ross Kirk, British Journal Music Education 14:2, pp 151-161, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
 "MIDAS-MILAN : an Open Distributed Processing System for Audio Signal Processing", P.R.Kirk, A.D.Hunt. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 44, No. 3, March 1996 pp119-129.
 "MidiGrid - A computer-based Musical Instrument", Andy Hunt & Ross Kirk, Journal of the Institute of Musical Instrument Technology, Vol. 1 June 1994 pp 3-13
 "Computer Music in the service of Music Therapy: The MIDIGRID and MIDICREATOR systems'', M & R. Abbotson, PR Kirk, AD Hunt, A Cleaton, Medical Engineering Physics, Vol. 16, May 1994, pp253.
 "Evolution of Timbres through the use of Tabula Vigilans on the MIDAS system'', P.R.Kirk, A.D.Hunt, R. Orton, A. Katrami. Contemporary Music Review: Vol. 10, Part 2 'Timbre Composition in Electroacoustic Music' 1994 pp201-210
 Edwards, A., Hunt, A., Hines, G., Jackson, V., Podvoiskis, A., Roseblade, R., Stammers, J.,. Sonification Strategies for Examination of Biological Cells. Proceedings of the International Conference for Auditory Display (ICAD), Washington, USA., June, 2010. http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/%7Ealistair/publications/pdf/EdwardsHuntetal%20reformatted.pdf
 Streeter, E. Roberts,C. Caley, R. Hunt, A. Reiss,J. Davies, M.. An interactive data analysis logbook for evaluating evidence of the effectiveness of music therapy treatment with neuro-rehabilitation patients. IPEM Annual Scientific Meeting, Bath, November, 2008.
 Ibrahim, Asri & Hunt, A.D.. Cognitive Walkthrough vs. Heuristics Evaluation: A Case Study of Sonification Applications. 4th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia, UNITEN (ICIMU’ 2008), Malaysia, November, 2008.
 Edwards, A. D. N., Hines, G. and Hunt, A.. Segmentation of biological cell images for sonification.. International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2008), IEEE Computer Society, Sanya, China, pp 128-132, May, 2008.
 Ibrahim, A, & Hunt, A.D.. Sonification Applications Representation: Tasks and Data States Analysis for TDS Diagram. 4th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia, UNITEN (ICIMU’ 2008), Malaysia, November, 2008.
 Disley, A., Howard, D.M., and Hunt, A.D. Further spectral correlations of timbral adjectives used by musicians. 4th joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, Vol. 120, Part 5, PprNo. 4pMU8, pp 3277, 28 November - 2 December, 2007. ISSN: 0001-4966.
 Howard, D.M., Disley, A.C, and Hunt A.D.. TOWARDS A MUSIC SYNTHESIZER CONTROLLED BY TIMBRAL ADJECTIVES. 14th International Congress on Sound & Vibration, Cairns, Australia, July, 2007.
 Howard, David M., Disley, Alastair C, Hunt Andrew D.. Timbral adjectives for the control of a music synthesizer. 19th International Congress on Acoustics, Madrid, Spain, September, 2007.
 Disley, A., Howard, D.M., and Hunt, A.D. Remote psychoacoustic testing using the internet. 4th joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, Vol. 120, Part 5, PprNo. 2pPP17, pp 3125, December, 2006. ISBN: 0001-4966.
 Disley, A., Howard, D.M., and Hunt, A.D.. Spectral correlation of timbral adjectives used by musicians. 151st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, USA, Vol. 119, Part 5(2), PprNo. 3aPP12, pp 3333, 5-9 June, 2006.
 Hunt, A. & Pauletto, S.,. The sonification of EMG data. Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), London, UK, 2006. http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/research/imc/icad2006/proceedings/papers/f17.pdf
 Pauletto, S. & Hunt, A.. A comparison of audio and visual analysis of complex time-series data sets. Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), Limerick, Ireland., July, 2005. http://www.idc.ul.ie/icad2005/downloads/f30.pdf
 “A toolkit for interactive sonification” Sandra Pauletto and Andy Hunt, Proceedings of ICAD (the Int. Community of Auditory Display), Sydney, July. 2004. http://www.icad.org/websiteV2.0/Conferences/ICAD2004/papers/pauletto_hunt.pdf
 “The importance of interaction in sonification” Andy Hunt and Thomas Hermann, Proceedings of ICAD (the Int. Community of Auditory Display), Sydney, July. 2004. http://www.icad.org/websiteV2.0/Conferences/ICAD2004/papers/hunt_hermann.pdf
 “The Discipline of Interactive Sonification” Thomas Hermann and Andy Hunt, in Proceedings of the Int. Workshop on Interactive Sonification, Bielefeld, Jan. 2004. (see www.interactive-sonification.org).
 “Interactive sonification in two domains: helicopter flight analysis and physiotherapy movement analysis” Sandra Pauletto and Andy Hunt,
in Proceedings of the Int. Workshop on Interactive Sonification, Bielefeld, Jan. 2004. (see www.interactive-sonification.org).
 "COST-287 Gesture Controlled Audio Systems", Kia Ng, Nicola Bernadini, Andy Hunt, Daniel Arfib, Proc. EVA (Electronic Imaging and the Visual Arts), London, July 2003
 "MidiGrid: Past, Present & Future", Hunt, A., & Kirk, R. Proc. Conf. New Instruments for Musical Expression, Montreal, May 2003. Download PDF
 "Force feedback gesture controlled physical modelling synthesis", Howard, D., Rimell, S., & Hunt, A., Proc. Conf. New Instruments for Musical Expression, Montreal, May 2003. Download PDF
 "Cymatic: Restoring the physical manifestation of digital sound using haptic interfaces to control a new computer based musical instrument". Rimell, S., Howard, D.M., Tyrrell, A.Am., Kirk, P.R., and Hunt, A.D. (2002). International Computer Music Conference, ICMC-02. Download PDF
 "The importance of parameter mapping in electronic instrument design", Hunt, A.D., Paradis, M. & Wanderley, M., Proc. Conf. New Instruments for Musical Expression, Dublin, May 2002. Download PDF
 "Tactile Feedback in the control of a physical modelling music synthesiser", Howard, D., Rimell, S., Hunt, A.D., Kirk, R, & Tyrrell, A., Proc. Int. Conf. Music Perception and Cognition, July 2002 pp 224-227. Download PDF
 "The development of a computer-based, physically modelled musical instrument with haptic feedback, for the performance and composition of electroacoustic music", Howard, D., Rimell, S., Hunt, A.D., Kirk, R, & Tyrrell, A., Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, University of Liege, CD-ROM, April 2002. Download PDF
 "Real-time Interfaces for Speech and Singing", Andy Hunt, David Howard & Jim Worsdall, Proc. EuroMicro Conference 2000, vol II, pp 356-361, Maastricht, September 2000.
 "The Role of Gesture in Environmental Control", Ross Kirk , Andy Hunt, Mark Hildred and Adrian Verity, Proc. EuroMicro Conference 2000, vol II, pp 377-381, Maastricht, September 2000.
 "Music Therapy and Electronic Technology", Andy Hunt, Ross Kirk, Mary Abbotson and Raymond Abbotson, Proc. EuroMicro Conference 2000, vol II, pp 362-367, Maastricht, September 2000.
 " Towards a Model for Instrumental Mapping in Expert Musical Interaction ", Andy Hunt, Ross Kirk, and Marcelo Wanderley, Proc. International Computer Music Conference 2000. Download PDF
 "Radical user interfaces for real-time control", Andy Hunt & Ross Kirk, Proc. EuroMicro Conference 1999, vol II, pp 6-12, Milan, September 1999.
 "Computer Assisted Performance Control for Audio-Visual Instruments", Ross Kirk and Andy Hunt; Invited paper, International Symposium “Regulation of Creative Processes in Music”, SIM, Berlin, July 1996.
 "Graphical Control of Unit Generator Processes on the MIDAS system", A.Hunt, PR. Kirk Proc. International Computer Music Conference 1995 pp499.
 "Audio-Visual Instruments in Live Performance", T. Anderson, A. Hunt, PR Kirk. Proc. International Computer Music Conference 1995 pp 595.
 "Partial-Balancing Instruments with Dynamically refreshed Wavetables", R. Orton, A. Hunt, P.R. Kirk. Proc. International Computer Music Conference 1995 pp 226.
 "Graphical Performance Interfaces for Computer Music Systems'', Ross Kirk, Andy Hunt. EuroGraphics HCI conference April 1993 pp103
 "Deconstructing the Phase Vocoder" A Katrami, R Kirk, R Orton, A Hunt, Proc. International Computer Music Conference 1992
 "From Score to Unit Generator - A hierarchical view of MIDAS'', T Anderson, A Hunt, R Kirk, et al. Proc. International Computer Music Conference 1992
 "Graphical control of Granular Synthesis using Cellular Automata'', R Orton, A Hunt, R Kirk Proc. International Computer Music Conference 1991 pp416
 "Musical Applications of a Cellular Automata Workstation'', A Hunt, R Kirk, R Orton Proc. International Computer Music Conference 1991 pp 165
 "University of York : Studio Report", Proc. International Computer Music Conference 1991 pp.393
 "MIDIGRID - An innovative computer-based performance and composition system", A Hunt & PR Kirk Proc. International Computer Music Conference 1990 pp127
 "MIDIGRID - A new musical performance and composition system'', A Hunt and PR Kirk Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics 1988
Publications information is available via the York Research Database