The turntable and scratching
|General turntablism, DJs and scratching|
|DJs and Turntablism, The Cambridge Companion to Hip-hop, 2015. DOI | PDF|
This is an introduction to turntablism for a general audience. It was published in Cambridge's companion series.
|S-notation: A complete musical notation system for scratching and sample music..., TENOR 2016. DOI | Open access|
A description of Alexander Sonnenfeld's very ambitious S-Notation system for scratch music.
|Expressivity and musical shape in turntablism..., Empirical Musicology Review, 2013:8(1). DOI | Open access|
In this commentary, I address issues about expressivity in scratching.
|Analysis of the acoustics and playing strategies of turntable scratching, Acta Acoustica u/w Acustica, 2011:97(2). DOI | PDF|
Analysis of scratch music was done in close collaboration with Marco Fabiani. Contains novel methods for analysing complex music.
|Analysis of a genuine scratch performance, Gesture Workshop 2003. DOI | PDF|
A musical analysis of scratch techniques used in a typical scratch performance.
|The basiscs of scratching, Journal of New Music Research, 2002:31(4). DOI | PDF|
The first academic paper with a more technical description of DJ scratching.
|The Skipproof virtual turntable for high-level control of scratching, Computer Music Journal, 2010:34(2). DOI | Open access|
The Skipproof system, written in Pure data. It was used for instance on the Reactable.
|More DJ techniques on the reactable, NIME 2008. DiVA | Open access|
Skipproof scratching on the Reactable, allowing high-level control.
|Mapping and control|
|Combining DJ Scratching, Tangible Interfaces And A Physics-Based Model of Friction Sounds, ICMC 2007. DiVA | Open access|
First paper combining scratching and the Reactable together with Smilen Dimitrov and Marcos Alonso.
|Mapping strategies in DJ scratching, NIME 2006. DiVA | Open access|
An overview of the mapping of control and output parameters in the traditional DJ turntable/mixer setup.
|PhD and Master theses|
|The acoustics and performance of DJ scratching, Analysis and modelling, PhD thesis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2010. DiVA | WWW|
My PhD thesis web page with full texts and sound examples.
|Turntablisme - His Master's Voice: The Art of the Record Player, Master's thesis, Department of Music, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 1999. DiVA | |
The thesis will be scanned one rainy day. Written in Norwegian.