Adventures in Musical Interaction: Machines which Listen, Musicians who Code, and Obstreperous Interfaces

8 March 2010, 17:15 - 19:00

CRASSH

A lecture by Nick Collins (University of Sussex)

Ongoing musical interaction projects will be introduced, from new musical controllers, to virtual musicians. We'll encounter a musical exoskeleton, subversive iPhone apps, new developments in live coding performance art, and a machine improviser which can listen and learn. We might see and hear some audiovisual feedback, or meet an ill tempered interactive music system. This menangerie will be illustrated through live demoes, alongside laboratory and concert footage. We'll raise issues of aesthetics, design and evaluation, amongst some good old fashioned experimental music making.     

Nick Collins is a Lecturer in Music Informatics at the University of Sussex where he leads the Music Informatics Research Centre. Since completing his PhD with The Centre for Science and Music in the Music Faculty at the University of Cambridge in 2006, he has remained highly active in the field of computer music, both as a researcher and as a practitioner. Since 2001, he has given many live performances as a live coder, and is one half of the audio-visual performance duo klipp av. In 2009, he published Introduction to Computer Music, which brings theories of computer music together with an exploration of their practical applications.

 

Part of the Intermedia Research Group series of events. For information about the group please contact Rosemary Hepworth.

 

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