Reviews, conference papers, journal articles and book chapters that I’ve written. Titles are linked to pdfs where possible. Some references may also be available on my Google Scholar page.

Book Chapters

Bencina, R. (2011) “Inside scsynth,” in Wilson, Cottle and Collins (eds.) The SuperCollider Book, ISBN 0-262-23269-3, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Bencina, R. (2006) “Implementing Real-Time Granular Synthesis,” in Greenbaum & Barzel (eds.), Audio Anecdotes III, ISBN 1-56881-215-9, A.K. Peters, Natick. (draft available here)

Bencina, R. & Burk, P. (2004) “PortAudio – An API for Portable Real-Time Audio,” in Greenbaum & Barzel (eds.), Audio Anecdotes, ISBN 1-56881-104-7, A.K. Peters, Natick, pp. 361-368.

Burk, P., Greenbaum, K. & Bencina, R. (2004) “PABLIO: A Simple Audio I/O Library,” in Greenbaum & Barzel (eds.), Audio Anecdotes, ISBN 1-56881-104-7, A.K. Peters, Natick, pp. 351-360.

Journal Article

Bencina, R. (2006) “Creative Software Development: Reflections on AudioMulch Practice,” Digital Creativity, 17(1), pp. 11 – 24, Routledge.

Conference Papers

Bencina, R. (2014) “Interfacing Real-Time Audio and File I/O,” Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Computer Music Conference, ACMC 2014. Melbourne, Australia. July 9-11 2014. (slides, animation)

Bencina, R.  Wilde. D & Langley S. (2008) “Gesture – Sound Experiments: Process and Mappings,” Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Genoa, Italy. June 5-7 2008. (videos)

Kaltenbrunner, M. & Bencina, R. (2007) “reacTIVision: a computer-vision framework for table-based tangible interaction,” Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI’07), Baton Rouge. February 15-17 2007, pp 69-74.

Bencina, R. & Kaltenbrunner, M. (2005) “The Design and Evolution of Fiducials for the reacTIVision System,” Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Generative Systems in the Electronic Arts (Third Iteration), Melbourne, pp. 97 – 106.

Jordà, S. Kaltenbrunner, M. Geiger, G. & Bencina, R. (2005) “The reacTable*,” Proceedings of International Computer Music Conference 2005, Barcelona.

Bencina, R. Kaltenbrunner, M. & Jordà, S. (2005) “Improved Topological Fiducial Tracking in the reacTIVision System,” Proceedings of the 2ndIEEE International Workshop on Projector-Camera Systems, San Diego.

Bencina, R. (2005) “The Metasurface – Applying Natural Neighbour Interpolation to Two to Many Mapping,” Proceedings of the 2005 Conference on New Instruments for Musical Expression (NIME’05), Vancouver.

Kaltenbrunner, M. Bovermann, T. Bencina, R. & Costanza, E. (2005) “TUIO: A protocol for table-top tangible user interfaces,” Proceedings of The 6th International Workshop on Gesture in Human-Computer Interaction and Simulation, Vannes.

Bencina, R. (2003) “PortAudio and Media Synchronisation”. Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference, Australasian Computer Music Association, Perth, pp. 13-20.

Bencina, R. & Burk, P. (2001) “PortAudio – an Open Source Cross Platform Audio API,” Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Havana, International Computer Music Association, pp.263-266.

McDermott, T. & Bencina, R. (1999) “The exstatic Project – an Experiment in Electroacoustic Presentation,” Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 40-47.

Bencina, R. (1998) “Oasis Rose the Composition – Real-Time DSP with AudioMulch,” Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference, ANU Canberra, pp. 85-92.

Riddell, A. & Bencina, R. (1996) “Cmix on non-UNIX platforms,” Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, pp. 263-265.

Bencina, R. (1995) “Curve Control: A time varying parametric editor,” Proceedings of the Australian Computer Music Association Conference,Melbourne University, Melbourne, pp. 141-143.


Bencina, R. & Kreger, T. (2009) “Electroacoustic Music in Melbourne,” Community Report, eContact! 11.4, CEC, Montréal.

Bencina, R. (2005) “The AudioMulch Process – Software development in musical practice,” Proceedings of the Australation Computer Music Conference, Brisbane. (keynote address)

Bencina, R. (2003) “Some Notes Regarding Instrument Building in Performance,” Electronic Music Performance Symposium, Institute of Modern Art – Brisbane, pp. 12-14.

Bencina, R. (2001) “Two Recent Electroacoustic Releases – a review of two CDs: ‘Travels of the Spider’ from Argentina and ‘Presence II’ from Canada,” Chroma – Newsletter of the Australasian Computer Music Association, Issue 30, April 2001, pp. 6-9.

Bencina, R. (2000) “The Decomposing Interface – Reflections on the Development of Musical Software,” Chroma – Newsletter of the Australasian Computer Music Association, Issue 28, June 2000, pp. 5-6.

Bencina, R. (1994) “Dynamic Parametric Representations in Computer Music,” Chroma – Newsletter of the Australasian Computer Music Association, Issue 17.