Dan Trueman
Fiddler | Composer | Hacker

Dan's Writings


"LANdini: a networking utility for wireless LAN-based laptop ensembles." Narveson, J and D. Trueman. Sound and Music Computing Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, and Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium (2013).


"‘Teaching’ Composition at Princeton." Trueman. Invited presentation at Stanford University's Symposium on Pedagogical Praxis and Curricular Infrastructure in Graduate Music Composition. 2012. Contemporary Music Review, 31:4, 323-329


"Digital Instrument Building and the Laptop Orchestra." Trueman. Invited presentation at the US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2010. (slides from presentation on their site).


"Clapping Machine Music Variations." Trueman. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), New York City, June 1–5, 2010.


“Toward understanding human-computer interactions in composing the instrument.” Fiebrink, R., D. Trueman, C. Britt, M. Nagai, K. Kaczmarek, M. Early, M.R. Daniel, A. Hege, and P. R. Cook. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), New York City, June 1–5, 2010.


“Play-along mapping of musical controllers.” Fiebrink, R., P. R. Cook, and D. Trueman. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Montreal, August 4–9, 2009.


“A meta-instrument for interactive, on-the-fly machine learning.” Fiebrink, R., D. Trueman, and P. R. Cook. Proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Pittsburgh, June 4–6, 2009.


“Don't Forget the Loudspeaker: A History of Hemispherical Speakers at Princeton, Plus a DIY Guide,” Scott Smallwood, Perry R. Cook, Dan Trueman, and Lawrence McIntyre. Proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Pittsburgh, June 4–6, 2009.


“Composing for Laptop Orchestra,” Scott Smallwood, Dan Trueman, Ge Wang, Perry Cook, Computer Music Journal Spring 2008, Vol. 32, No. 1: 9–25.


“The Laptop Orchestra as Classroom,” Ge Wang, Dan Trueman, Scott Smallwood, Perry Cook, Computer Music Journal Spring 2008, Vol. 32, No. 1: 26–37.


"Why a Laptop Orchestra?" Trueman (Organised Sound 12:2, August 2007; pdf here)


online informal article about a new version of the Cyclotron.


"The Princeton Laptop Orchestra, Year 1." Trueman, Cook, Wang, Smallwood (ICMC 2006 New Orleans)


"The Instrumental Fetish." Trueman (invited article for Chamber Music Magazine; I like this title better than the one printed--2006).


"Discovering an Electric Violin." Trueman (American Composers Orchestra, 2005)


"Re-Coupling: the UBlotar Synthesis Instrument and the sHowl Speaker-Feedback Controller." Stiefel, Trueman, Cook (ICMC 2004 Miami))


"Physicality and Feedback: a focus on the body in the performance of electronic music." Bahn, Hahn, Trueman (ICMC 2001 Havana)


"interface: electronic chamber ensemble." Bahn, Trueman (CHI 2001)


"Alternative Voices for Electronic Sound." Trueman, Bahn, Cook (ICMC 2000 Berlin)


"BoSSA: The Deconstructed Violin Reconstructed." Trueman, Cook (Journal of New Music Research 29 #2, 2000 and ICMC 1999 Beijing)


"Spherical Radiation from Stringed Instruments: Measured, Modeled, and Reproduced." Cook, Trueman (Journal of the Catgut Acoustical Society, November 1999)


"Reinventing the Violin." Trueman (PhD dissertation, 1999)


"A Database of Measured Musical Instrument Body Radiation Impulse Responses, and Computer Applications for Exploring and Utilizing the Measured Filter Functions." Cook, Trueman (International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America, 1998)