Hirst, D. (2008). A Cognitive Framework for the Analysis of Acousmatic Music: Analysing Wind Chimes by Denis Smalley VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG. Saarbrücken. [ Available from amazon.com ]
Peer Reviewed, Fully Written Papers, Articles, and Book Chapters
Hirst, D. (2015) Automated Representations of Temporal Aspects of Electroacoustic Music : Recent Experiments Using Perceptual Models. Proceedings of the first International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation – TENOR 2015. 28-30 May 2015 – Paris – France. pp 180-189.
Hirst, D. (2014) The Use of Rhythmograms in the Analysis of Electro-acoustic Music, with Application to Normandeau’s Onomatopoeias Cycle. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2014. Athens, Greece, 14-20 Sept, 2014. pp 248-253.
Hirst, D. (2014) Determining Sonic Activity In Electroacoustic Music. Harmony
Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2014. Hosted by The Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM). 9 – 13 July 2014. pp 57-60.
Hirst, D. (2013) Connecting the Objects in Jonty Harrison’s Unsound Objects. eOREMA Journal, Vol 1, April, 2013. Available open access, online:
Hirst, D. (2012) Sound analysis and musicology. In Brown, A. (Ed) Sound Musicianship: Understanding the Crafts of Music. Newcastle upon Tyne. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (Available in Apple iBook format.)
Hannon, J. Hirst, D. & Riddle, M. (2011). Implementing e-learning: A migration story. In Changing demands, changing directions: Proceedings ASCILITE Hobart 2011, (pp 557 – 561)
Hirst, D. (2011) From Sound Shapes to Space Form: investigating the relationships between Smalley’s writings and works. Organised Sound 16(1): 42-53. Cambridge University Press.
Hirst, D. & Brooks, C. (2008). Conflicting landscapes: Musing on the implementation of an open source collaboration environment. In Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? Proceedings ASCILITE Melbourne 2008. (pp. 428-436)
Hirst, D. (2007) Digital Inequality Resonate Journal Issue #1. Online publication by the Australian Music Centre 31/01/2007.
McLachlan, N. Hirst, D. & Kumar, D. (2007) Digital Tools in the Analysis of Timbrally Based Music. The Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Communication Science 5-7 December 2007, Sydney, Australia, (pp. 95-98). [http://marcs.uws.edu.au/links/ICoMusic/Full_Paper_PDF/McLachlan_Hirst_Kumar.pdf ]
Greco, L. Mc Lachlan, N. Wilson, S. & Hirst, D. (2007) Integration of Visual Cues in Processing Audiological Information. The Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Communication Science 5-7 December 2007, Sydney, Australia. [http://marcs.uws.edu.au/links/ICoMusic/Abstract_PDF/35_Greco_McLachlan_Wilson%20et%20al.pdf ]
Hirst, D. (2006) An Analysis of Denis Smalley’s Wind Chimes: Some Preliminary Results. In S. Wilkie & C. Haines (Eds), Medi(t)ations: computer / music / intermedia. Conference Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2006. University of Adelaide, 11-14 July. (pp 83-89). [http://acma.asn.au/conferences/acmc2006/]
Hirst, D. (2005) Developing an Interactive Study Score for the Analysis of Electro-acoustic Music. In T. Opie & A. R. Brown (Eds), Generate + Test: Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2005. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane 12-14 July. (pp 85-88).
Hirst, D. (2004) An Analytical Methodology for Acousmatic Music. In ISMIR 2004 – 5th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval Proceedings. Audiovisual Institute, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, October 10-14, 2004. pp. 76-79. http://ismir2004.ismir.net/proceedings/p015-page-76-paper112.pdf
Hirst, D. (2004) Fission or Fusion: Analysing the Acousmatic Reaction. Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2004. Victoria University of Wellington, 1-3 July 2004. pp 48-52. [ http://acma.asn.au/conferences/acmc2004/ ]
Hirst, D., Brooks, C. & Riddle, M. (2004). Courseware Design and Development Program: Providing professional development and project experience. In R. Atkinson, C. McBeath, D. Jonas-Dwyer & R. Phillips (Eds), Beyond the comfort zone: Proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference (pp. 387-394). Perth, 5-8 December. http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/perth04/procs/hirst.html
Hirst, D. (2003) Developing Analysis Criteria Based on Denis Smalley’s Timbre Theories. Proceedings of the 2003 International Computer Music Conference, pp 427-434. International Computer Music Association and the National University of Singapore. Singapore, September 2003.
Hirst, D. (2003) “Developing a cognitive framework for the interpretation of acousmatic music.” Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2003, pp 43-57. Australasian Computer Music Assoc. and Edith Cowan University, Perth, July 2003.
Hirst, D. (2003) “Internet” In J. Whiteoak & A. Scott-Maxwell (Eds.) Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia. Currency Press, Sydney. 2003.
Hirst, D. (2002) “Developing Analysis Criteria Based on Denis Smalley’s Timbre Theories.” Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2002, pp 43-52. Australasian Computer Music Assoc. Melbourne, May, 2002.
Hirst, D. Hoorn, J. and Creed, B. (2002) “Analysis of the Moving Image Online Using a Web-based Question System.” – in A. Williamson, C. Gunn, A. Young & T. Clear (Eds), Winds in the Sea of Learning: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Pp. 815-818. Auckland, New Zealand: UNITECH Institute of Technology, 2002.
Hirst, D. (2001) “An Echo from Closed Doors”. Organised Sound 6(1): 39-45.
Hirst, D. (2001) “MQ Analysis of Electroacoustic Music” in Views Across the Moat: A Collection of Writings About Music. M. Boland and A. Walker (Eds), Melbourne, Arena Publishing, pp 177-194.
Willis, J. Hirst, D. & Yau, G. (2001) “The Architectural History Web-Source: Learning Through Composition And Role-Play.” In G. Kennedy, M. Keppell, C. McNaught & T. Petrovic (Eds.), Meeting at the Crossroads. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, pp 157-160. Melbourne: Biomedical Multimedia Unit, The University of Melbourne. 9-12 Dec, 2001.
Egan, A.R. Tharmaraj, J. and Hirst, D. (2001) “Comparative Nutrition from Principles to Practical Feeding Systems.” In G. Kennedy, M. Keppell, C. McNaught & T. Petrovic (Eds.), Meeting at the Crossroads. Short Paper Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, pp 41-44. Melbourne: Biomedical Multimedia Unit, The University of Melbourne. 2001.
Hirst, D. (1998) “Music and Multimedia Projects” in Teaching with Technology at La Trobe C. McNaught (Ed). Academic Development Unit, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Hirst, D. (1995) “The Use of MQ Plots in the Analysis of Electro-acoustic Music” Mikropolyphonie 1(1): 18-23.
Riddell, A. and Hirst, D. (1995) “Engagement Between Sound and Artistic Intention in Electroacoustic Music” Proceedings of the Australian Computer Music Conference. 128-135, Melbourne, June, 1995.
Sosnin, J. Hirst, D. and G. Gerrard. (1992) “Patching and Control of Multi-processes in a Real-time processing Environment.” International Computer Music Conference Proceedings, 1992. Published by the International Computer Music Association.
Wojtowicz, (1989/90) A. and Hirst, D. “Tertiary education through music”, Sounds Australian 24: 32-34, Summer.
Hirst, D. (1989) “What happened when Australia went digital?” New Music Articles 6: 53-56.
Hirst, D. (1982) “The Brahmin’s Son-An Analysis” New Music Articles 1: 37-40.
Journal Articles – Unrefereed
Sosnin, J. Hirst, D. and G. Gerrard. “Real-time control of digital sound processes in performance.” Chroma 9: 8-11, October, 1992.
Hirst, D. “Working with the tape medium.” Chroma 1: 1-2, May 1989.
Hirst, D. “CD Review: Chrysope Electronique – Bourges Vol. 7”. Array 17 (2): 14-15, 1997.
Hirst, D. “Reflections on the 1992 ICMC” Chroma 11: 4-6, Feb/Mar, 1993.
Hirst, D. “The Inward Light of the Ice Cage – Recent Composition in Tasmania.” Press Press: 28-29, Autumn 1988.
Hirst, D. “Antheil, Leger and Ballet Mecanique.” Press Press: 30, Winter 1988.
Wojtowicz, A. and Hirst, D. “Feeling to Thought Residency” Press Press: 31, Winter 1988.
Hirst, D. “Jan Sedivka – A Portrait. Part 1: The Early Days.” Press Press: 20-21, Autumn 1987.
Hirst, D. “Jan Sedivka – A Portrait. Part 2: Educational Philosophy.” Press Press: 12-14, Winter 1987.
Hirst, D. “Blank Desire with a Touch of Malice.” Press Press: 23, Spring 1987.
Hirst, D. “Out of the Blue – A Musician’s Diary” Press Press: 36-37, Summer 1986/7.
Theses Passed for Higher Degree
Hirst, D. The Development of a Cognitive Framework for the Analysis of Acousmatic Music. PhD Thesis. Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, Australia. 2006.
Hirst, D. Digital Sound Analysis and Synthesis Using the Short-Time Fourier Transform.
MA Thesis. Music Department, La Trobe University, Australia. 1985.
Hirst, D. Palombini, C. and Iazzetta, F. (Eds) Mikropolyphonie Vol.7, 2001: Brazilian Musicologies http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-10054
Hirst, D. and Monro, G. (Eds) Mikropolyphonie Vol.6, 2000
About David Hirst in:
Broadstock, B. (ed). Sound Ideas. Sydney, Australian Music Centre, 1995.