I would like to thank the Norwegian Artistic Program for allowing me to participate in their program, which has allowed me to work undistracted on my artistic research project. I would like to thank the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for their generosity in offering me support and expertise through their in-house facilities. I would especially like to thank the Department of Music and its Music Technology program.

To Professor Øyvind Brandtsegg of NTNU, thank you for your guidance and ever inspiring input as a supervisor for this project. I would like to thank my secondary supervisors, Mikael Fernstrøm of the University of Limerick and Wayne Siegel at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, for our brainstorm meetings and their always valuable advice. And thank you to the staff at NOTAM (the Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and the Arts) for making the time I spent there enjoyable and productive. I would especially like to thank Asbjørn Blokkum Flø and Thom Johansen for their Max/MSP programming assistance.

Conductor Halldis Rønning, thank you for your positive attitude and understanding. Trine Knutsen, Michael Frances Dutch, Espen Aalberg, and other members of the Trondheim Sinfonietta, thank you for your time and patience. I would also like to thank poet and editor Sandy Goldbeck-Wood, editor Christopher Geissler, senior advisor Jøran Rudi, and conductor Catherine Winnes. I am grateful to the staff at Music Technology for the enjoyable company they have provided me during the course of this project.

Last but not least, I want to thank my wife Gunnhildur Gunnarsdóttir and the rest of my family for their support and love.