Dr Fabio Morreale

PhD, MCompSc, BCompSc


I am a Lecturer and Coordinator of Music Technology at the School of Music of the University of Auckland. Prior to that, I worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Augmented Instruments Laboratory at Queen Mary University of London and at the Interaction Lab of the University of Trento. I have a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction applied to Music Technology and a MSc in Computer Science. The focus of my research is the critical analysis and innovation in the design of digital musical instruments (DMIs). I have put my theoretical research into practice by developing numerous musical instruments, interfaces, and installations. I am also interested in the creation of digital artworks in which forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) participates in the work’s creation.

Teaching | Current

  • MUS 110 - Sound Manipulation
  • MUS 111 - Sound Synthesis
  • MUS 211 - Live Electronics
  • MUS 715 - Generative Art
  • MUS 701 - Advanced Analysis

Postgraduate supervision

I am currently recruiting master and doctoral students for projects aligned with my research interests but will also consider other topics in the area of Music Technology.


  • Director of Research, School of Music
  • Coordinator of Music Technology

Areas of expertise

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Digital musical instrument design
  • Augmented musical instruments
  • Music & Artificial Intelligence
  • Generative art

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • School of Music Research Committee (Chair)
  • School of Music Executive Committee
  • Faculty of Creative Arts & Industries Research Committee
  • School of Music Events Committee
  • School of Music Academic & Teaching/Learning Committee

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Morreale, F., Masu, R., & De Angeli, A. (2019). The Influence of Coauthorship in the Interpretation of Multimodal Interfaces. WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS & MOBILE COMPUTING10.1155/2019/9234812
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46969
  • McPherson, A., Morreale, F., & Harrison, J. (2019). Musical Instruments for Novices: Comparing NIME, HCI and Crowdfunding Approaches. Springer Series on Cultural Computing (pp. 179-212). 10.1007/978-3-319-92069-6_12
  • Morreale, F., Armitage, J., & McPherson, A. (2018). Effect of Instrument Structure Alterations on Violin Performance. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 910.3389/fpsyg.2018.02436
  • Morreale, F., & De Angeli, A. (2017). Collaborating with an Autonomous Agent to Generate Affective Music. Computers in Entertainment, 14 (3), 1-21. 10.1145/2967508
  • Bin, S. M. A., Morreale, F., Bryan-Kinns, N., & McPherson, A. P. (2017). In-the-moment and Beyond: Combining Post-hoc and Real-Time Data for the Study of Audience Perception of Electronic Music Performance. Paper presented at 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Indian Inst Technol, Mumbai, INDIA. 25 September - 29 September 2017. HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION - INTERACT 2017, PT I. (pp. 19). 10.1007/978-3-319-67744-6_18
  • Core, C., Conci, A., De Angeli, A., Masu, R., & Morreale, F. (2017). Designing a musical playground in the kindergarten. HCI 2017: Digital Make Believe - Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference, HCI 2017. 10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.41
  • Morreale, F., Masu, R., & McPherson, A. (2017). Constraining control in mixed-initiative musical interfaces. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
  • Morreale, F., Moro, G., Chamberlain, A., Benford, S., & McPherson, A. P. (2017). Building a Maker Community Around an Open Hardware Platform. Paper presented at ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Denver, CO. 6 May - 11 May 2017. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2017 ACM SIGCHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHI'17). (pp. 12). 10.1145/3025453.3026056


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 8, Room 809
New Zealand

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