Music Technology

  • News

    Federico Reuben in Journal of Music, Technology and Education

    The Journal of Music, Technology and Education recently published a special edition on the Online Orchestra, an Arts & Humanities Research Council-funded project that run between October 2014 to March 2016. Federico Reuben contributed to this project as lead software developer and as a composer of a piece for female choir, string orchestra, brass and […]

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    Ben Eyes works as sound designer and engineer for the Jane Horrocks show “Cotton Panic” at Manchester International Festival.

    PhD Composition student Ben Eyes is currently working as sound designer and sound engineer for the Jane Horrocks show “Cotton Panic” at Manchester International Festival.                                                                   The show, based on the story of the cotton famine in Lancashire in 1861, when cotton mill workers came out in solidarity with the emancipation of slaves in […]

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    ICAD Award to Ben Eyes and James Cave

    Ben Eyes and James Cave won an award at the International Community for Auditory Display conference 2017 at Penn State, for ‘Best Use of Sound’.

  • Posts

    Taking the ‘Toy’ out of Toy Instruments

    I have been working exclusively with toy instruments for almost a year now, although the title of this post perhaps implies a degree of severity and gravity in this exploration, which, in reality, was never intended, nor ever materialised.

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    Spring postgraduate forum, 2nd March 2017

    The music department’s spring postgraduate forum was held on Thursday 2nd March. We had a packed day with a really wide range of topics covered, issues touched on, and genres explored. Click for full report and timetable.  LM tweet Beau

  • Projects

    Edgelands

    Roam the Barbican foyers using headphones to experience this free audio journey, which reframes the sounds and sights of the iconic arts centre. In the company of elusive characters and their fantastic sound worlds, you’re invited to explore, examine, and reimagine the edgelands of the Barbican, seeking out the extraordinary inside a building famed for […]

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    Ben Eyes in residence at EMS

    Ben Eyes is currently undertaking a residency at Ems to create sounds on the Buchla and Serge modular synths for his new album to be released later in the year. He will be processing large amounts of recorded material including some extremely heavy guitars using the synth’s filters.

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    New Whitechapel Gallery exhibition explores the history of cooperative computer music

    The exhibition is a new collaboration between Luke Fowler and former researcher in the Department, Mark Fell, and explores how computers have shaped music-making.

  • Projects

    A Collection of Small Choices

    Building on the success of the TlotT App (2012) and associated music / sound-design research this project will investigate new opportunities for site-specific promenade performances afforded by Bluetooth Low Energy technology. It aims to produce a proof of concept prototype that demonstrates how, for promenade performance works, BLE could interface with a mobile App to: Facilitate non-linear compositional architectures by […]

  • Projects

    Architexture II

    Architexture II is a new vocal composition by Ambrose Field specially designed to make the most of the acoustics of a ruined building which doesn’t exist today. It’s 20 minutes long, and is a huge monolithic, choral sound-sculpture of industrial proportions.

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    Oliver Larkin research residency at GRAME, Lyon

    CMRC Research Support Programmer Oliver Larkin starts a two week research residency at GRAME in Lyon, France.

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    Welcome to new staff member Federico Reuben

    A big welcome to Dr Federico Reuben who joins us from 1 September 2015.

  • Projects

    Focusrite Plug-in Project

    Focusrite, one of the UK’s leading Music Technology companies, recently commissioned Oliver Larkin to assist in the development of two new audio effect plug-ins.

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    Exploring Acoustics

    This performance will feature improvised music inspired by Beau Stocker’s research into Eastern African percussion rhythms and exploration of the uses of timbre in percussion performance practices.