The FAST project is attending the Innovation in Music Conference in Cambridge 7-9th June. Come and see our panel session (Tuesday 9th June, at 11.20am), we’ll be discussing how novel metadata and semantic audio can shape future music production and consumption.
An exciting and knowledgeable panel…
Jon Eades – Abbey Road
Matt White – Omnifone
George Fazekas – Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London
Peter Tolmie – Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham
Head on over and follow the Carolan Guitar project blog. We’re making a guitar that can tell a story, from the tonewoods that form it, to the craft of its making, to the players that own it, to the places it visits, and to the many songs that it sings.
This blog tells the story of a unique guitar; one that has been created with the express purpose of capturing and telling its own life history.
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A paper describing the compositional design of a soundtrack app to accompany visitor exploration of Yorkshire Sculpture Park can be accessed here.
This short paper/poster will be presented at the 14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 30 June – 4 July 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London.
The compositional design of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park Soundtrack app has been accepted for a poster presentation at this year’s New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference (NIME 2014), hosted at Goldsmith College, London June 30th- July 4th 2014.
More details to follow.
I am giving a public presentation of my research, hosted by Blast Theory.
Join us for drinks and conversation, 7pm Wednesday 19th February, 2014 at Blast Theory Unit 5, 20 Wellington Road, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1DN, 01273 413 455
Walk this Way: Musically Guided Walking Experiences
The proliferation of mobile devices increasingly finds mobile listening embedded into our everyday activities and experiences. Artists regularly seize mobility as a canvas upon which bespoke musical experiences are curated and delivered. This raises the interesting question of how might composers create music for location-specific experiences, where the space functions as a structural template upon which original soundtracks for interactive walking experiences can be composed. In this presentation, Adrian discusses on-going research which aims to unearth meaningful connections between music and the exploration of space – to inform the development of a framework for composers working within location based music.
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This image presents a map of the area covered by the Yorkshire Sculpture park soundtrack app. It highlights Regions, Approach Zones and Arrival Zones used to control playback of the soundtrack (Click on map to enlarge)
This video shows a first person journey through parts of Yorkshire Sculpture Park accompanied with the soundtrack app developed for the site.
I am working at Blast Theory for the next six weeks to assist in their latest interactive experience. I’ll be investigating software and mobile technologies for data-mining and profiling in advance of this February’s Act Otherwise Conference.
Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating ground breaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.
Read more about the internship