Adrian Hazzard is a Research Fellow at the Mixed Reality Lab, at the University of Nottingham, who specialises in research at the intersection between human computer interaction (HCI), music and performance. He currently works on the EPSRC [grant number EP/L019981/1] Fusing Semantic and Audio Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption: the Heritage & The Digital Research Priority Area Grant (University of Nottingham): and leads the Horizon CDT Impact Grant (RUCK Grant No. EP/G037574/1). He has published and spoken widely at ACM conferences such as SIGCHI, DIS, MobileHCI, Audio Mostly alongside New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), in addition to a number of journal submissions.
His research typically focuses on studying the creation and consumption of performance art: charting how artists’ approach their craft and the role digital tools play in both supporting and presenting new opportunities for their practice. Furthermore, he seeks to understand the audience experience of these new digitally enhanced performances.
Prior to his current role research post, Adrian was an active performer and composer having gained a BA (Hons) in Music and an MA in Compositional Studies along the way. He has scored soundtracks for several short independent films, some of which have gained nominations and awards at national film festivals, including the BAFTA hosted Satyajit Ray Short Film competition. Furthermore, Adrian spent 10 years working in education, coordinating accredited courses in music, photography, video production and other related multi-media disciplines. During this time, he also worked as a videographer.