articles/book chapters

Sigman, A., “Robot Opera: Bridging the Anthropocentric and the Mechanized Eccentric” (Computer Music Journal,  Vol. 43, Issue 2, Spring 2019, MIT Press [publication forthcoming]) 

Sigman, A. and Misdariis, M., “alarm/will/sound: Sound Design, Modelling, Perception and Composition Cross -Currents” (Organised Sound, Vol. 24, Issue 1, April 2019, Cambridge University Press [publication forthcoming]) 

Sigman, A., “The Aesthetics of Robot Opera: Human-Centric or Mechanized Eccentric?” (Proceedings of ICMC 2018, August 2018, Daegu, Korea; 182-188) 

“Robot Opera: The Mechanized Eccentric, or the Eccentric Mechanism?” (Sonic Arts Today, Vol. 10, No. 1, February 2018, 18-27)

fcremap’dB: Audiovisual Remapping, Animated Notation, and Embodied Electronics” (ICMC 2017 Proceedings, October 2017, 452-456) 

“Audiovisual Remappings in fcremap: Future Creatures’ Prodigal Offspring” (Journal of the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts, Vol. 9 No. 1, March 2017, 1-6)

“Image, Text, and Audio Inversions, Conversions, and Contortions in epiglottis” (Journal of the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts, Vol. 8 No. 2, October 2016, 1-6) 

Book chapter: Misdariis, N. and Sigman, A., “Innovative Sound Design of Car Alarms: A Case Study of the Interrelation between Information Needs and Musical Creativity” (Trends in Music Information Seeking, Behavior, and Retrieval for Creativity [IGI Global, June 2016: 168-204])

“Strategies against Mimesis: Frenetic Audiovisual Interaction Approaches in Future Creatures” (Journal of the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts, Vol 7 No. 2, 19-22) (

Sigman A. and Misdariis, N., "alarm/will/sound:  Car Alarm Sound Perception Experiments and Acoustic Modeling Report" (JSSA Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, September 2014, 5-12) (

Sigman A. and Misdariis, N., "alarm/will/sound: Perception, Characterization, Acoustic Modeling, and Design of Modified Car Alarms" ( Proceedings of ICMC-SMC 2014, Athens, Greece, September 2014, 893-900)

Sigman A., Misdariis N., and Megyeri M.,  “alarm/will/sound: A Multidisciplinary Installation/Research Project” (published in Proceedings of KEAMSAC 2013, Seoul, Korea, November 2013, 51-58;  Emille Vol. 11, 69-77)

Minotaur: An Evolving Interactive Multimedia Performance-Installation” (Journal of the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts, Vol. 5 No. 2, October 2013, 9-12)

Book chapter: “Composing (with) Detritus” (New Music and Aesthetics in the 21st Century, Vol. 8, 2012, 167-178; Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Franklin Cox, and Wolfram Schurig, eds.)

Exhibition catalogue: “ ‘The Fortissimo of Agitated Perception’: An Interview with Damir Ocko” (article for exhibition catalogue to accompany Damir Ocko’s solo exhibition On Ulterior Scale;  published by Kunsthalle Düsseldorf in September 2011)

Book Review: Klangprojektion in die Zeit: Marcos Mesquita on Helmut Lachenmann’s STAUB (Open Space Nos. 12/13, Fall 2010/Winter 2011, 125-128)

Concert Review: “Luigi Nono: La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, March 1st, 2010” (SEARCH Journal for New Music and Culture vol. 7, Summer 2010)

CD Review: “Eliot Gattegno/Eric Wubbels Intersections (SEARCH vol. 5, Summer 2009)

“The Cycle as Compositional Category: Properties and Approaches” (Proceedings of the Aspen Composers Conference, Summer 2009)

“External Models and Modes of Mediation in Works of Xenakis, Stockhausen, and Grisey: Properties and Paradoxes” (Proceedings of 2nd Annual Music PhD Student Conference, Aristotle University Thessaloniki/University of Edinburgh, Spring 2009)

"Darmstadt 2008: The Negation of Gesture…or the Gesture of Negation?"  (SEARCH vol. 4, Spring 2009; re-printed in The Second Century of New Music: Search Yearbook Volume 1, 2011, 416-427)

“External Models and Modes of Mediation in the Works of Six Composers: A Descriptive Framework” (SEARCH Journal for New Music and Culture vol. 1, Winter 2008; re-printed in The Second Century of New Music: Search Yearbook Volume 1, 2011, 303-352)

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