Charles Martin

Charles Martin playing a synthesiser in a dark street.

I'm Charles Martin.

I'm a computer scientist specialising in music technology, musical AI and human-computer interaction at The Australian National University, Canberra.

I develop musical apps such as MicroJam, and PhaseRings,research creative AI, and perform music with Ensemble Metatone and Andromeda is Coming.

At the ANU, I lead research into intelligent musical instruments. My lab's focus is on developing new intelligent instruments, performing new music with them, and bringing them to a broad audience of musicians and performers.

This website includes my personal blog, portfolio of projects and music, and academic profile.

Recent Posts

Setting up Tensorflow with Docker

08 Dec 2021

For the last five years, I’ve seemed to have a more-or-less annual fight with my Linux workstations over installing CUDA to keep on doing GPU-accelerated musical machine learning research with TensorFlow and Keras.

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Building Synths in NoiseCraft

22 Nov 2021

In this tutorial you’ll follow simple plans to create different electronic sounds and then use your knowledge to create a synthesiser. To create the synthesiser you’ll use NoiseCraft, a website that lets you build your own synthesiser by connecting together modules that create or modify electronic sounds.

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Magic Lanterns in Canberra

02 Aug 2021

Over the last few years I’ve been invited to perform at several concerts with Martyn Jolley as part of his Heritage in the Limelight project. Martyn and fellow researcher Elisa deCourcy have been exploring magic lantern slide projection from a historical perspective and for creative re-use.

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Laptop Music Coding with Gibber

10 Jan 2021

This is a workshop designed for students who have never done any coding before to start by making some computer music! Here’s the description:

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