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Jonathan Myers

Postdoctoral Scholar 
Research Interests: 
  • speculative music theory

  • notation/transcription models for non-western idiomatic musical traditions

  • spatial audio

  • procedural/generative music

  • just intonation

  • non-metric temporality

  • acoustic ecology

Current Project

Working with professor Dard Neuman on the Interactive Digital Transcription Platform (IDTP), a web-based application that allows for the digital transcription, archiving, sharing, and analysis of audio recordings of oral melodic and improvisation traditions, with a first focus on Hindustani music. 

Selected Publications: 

Dunn, David, et al. "Recording Meta-Soundscapes: Synchronized multi-frame audio field-recording at a large spatial scale." (2020).


Teaching Experience

Music 80C - History and Literature of Electronic Music

Music 167 - Electronic Music Workshop

Music 125 - Advanced Electronic Sound Synthesis


Selected Workshops / Talks / Performances

Presentation and workshop on the Interactive Digital Transcription Platform at the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Ottawa, October 2023

Workshop on the Interactive Digital Transcription Platform at the International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation, Boston, May 2023

Sound Mapping Presentation and Workshop, Yale University, October 2019

Presentation on recent compositions and performance of Articulation (2017) at Ostrava Days festival, Ostrava, Czech republic, August, 2019

Performance of Daniel in Chicago (2017), S.E.M. Ensemble, Brooklyn, NY, February 2019

Honors and Awards: 

UCSC Arts Dean’s fund for Excellence Fellowship, to attend Ostrava Days Institute and Festival, Ostrava, Czech Republic. (2019)


Center for Archival Research and Training (CART) Fellowship, Special Collections, UC Santa Cruz Library (2017)


Regents Fellowship, University of California at Santa Cruz (2016-17)


Orkest de Ereprijs: Young Composers Meeting Finalist for Flocking (2015), Apeldoorn, Netherlands (2015)


Gwen Livingston Pokora Prize, Wesleyan University: awarded to the outstanding undergraduate in music composition (2011)

Education and Training: 
D.M.A. in Algorithmic Music Composition, UC Santa Cruz, 2022
M.A. in Music Composition, Mills College, 2014
B.A. in Music, Wesleyan University, 2011