Tag Archives: Music

‘Machine folk’ music composed by AI shows technology’s creative side

Bob Sturm is a Lecturer in Digital Media at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, specialising in audio and music signal processing, machine listening, and evaluation. Oded Ben-Tal is a composer with complementary research interests at the intersection of Music, Cognition, and Computing. His compositions range from instrumental works to interactive pieces combining live performers with electronics, and include multimedia collaborations with artist from other domains such as video, dance, and visual design.

Harnessing Slime Mould Communication for Musical Computing

Eduardo R. Miranda is a composer working at the crossroads of music and science. He is most notable in the United Kingdom for his scientific research into computer music, particularly in the field of human-machine interfaces where brain waves will replace keyboards and voice commands to permit the disabled to express themselves musically. He has composed music for symphonic orchestras, chamber groups, solo instruments – with and without live electronics – and electroacoustic music – and also for theatre and contemporary dance.

Music Notes

While attending grad school at NYU, I also took piano classes. I loved learning Baroque pieces from JS Bach, Henry Purcell, and Domenico Scarlatti. When the pieces were originally composed, the piano didn’t exist yet, and they were primarily written for a harpsichord which doesn’t allow for much tonality There is something very fascinating to […]

Sound Works

Naomi Kashiwagi is an award-winning artist who produces sound works, installations, performances and works on paper, that draw upon her cultural heritage, an intrinsic fusion of two cultures, British and Japanese. Drawing is central to Kashiwagi’s practice and she makes drawings using a range of media including diamonds, typewriters, gramophones and pianos, as well as graphite and pen.

Drawing as thought

Fiona Robinson is an artist, writer and curator whose practice is primarily drawing-based. She exhibits widely and has been the recipient of various prizes including the Royal West of England Academy Drawing Prize, The University of Bath Painting Prize and the 4th International Biennial of Drawing, Melbourne Australia, Third prize.

In this short essay she discusses how her drawing practice makes connections between drawing process and music performance.

Creativity and Metaphor video blog

Featuring – Sir Ken Robinson: Can Creativity Be Taught? ; an interview with David Cope ; ‘Beautiful Minds: The Enigma of Genius’: a discussion between Brian Greene, R. Douglas Fields, Philip Glass, Rex Jung, Dean Keith Simonton, Julie Taymor and Marcus du Sautoy ; and ‘Madness Redefined: Creativity, Intelligence and the Dark Side of the Mind’: a discussion between James Fallon, Kay Redfield Jamison, Susan McKeown and Elyn Saks

Rhythmic videos

Rhythmic videos featuring Russell Foster: The Rhythms of Life – What your body clock means to you from eye disease to jet lag ; Phillip M Gilley: Brain Rhythms ; Bernie Krause: The voice of the natural world ; Clayton Cameron: The Brush Master ; Anje-Margriet Neutel: Feedback loops: How nature gets its rhythms ; and Sabina Sandoval: Celebrating the rhythms of life by being in the pocket.