Technologies for Musical Creativity Group

Research on the development of technology that, as a fundamental principle, considers the complexities of musical and creative processes.

The Technologies for Musical Creativity Group (TMCG) focuses on the development of technology that, as a fundamental principle, considers the complexities of musical and creative processes. For this purpose, we utilise integrated and interdisciplinary approaches combining artistic, scientific and engineering methods with a critical understanding of musical practice, listening conventions, and socio-musical relations. We ask how technology can aid, enhance and facilitate creativity in composition, performance, improvisation, and other creative practices in music and sound art. The research group also examines how musical creativity can be computationally modelled, simulated and replicated.

Latest

  • Cotton Panic

    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. http://mif.co.uk/mif17-events/cotton-panic/ 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 the USA, … Continued

  • Dr Federico Reuben live coding improvisation concert at York Spring Festival

    Dr Federico Reuben was joined by Rachel Musson (sax) and Mark Sanders(drums) for a live coding improvisation concert on the 5th of May during the York Spring Festival. This concert was part of a larger research project by Dr Reuben examining modularity, immediacy and exchange in laptop improvisation. The research outputs of this project will include … Continued


Recent projects

Strategies for Distributed Network Performance

The Online Orchestra (Phase 1) is a project that was funded by AHRC (fit to connected communities and design highlight notice), run by Falmouth University from Oct 2014 – Mar 2016, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Cornwall Music Education Hub. Wide ranging research suggests that participation in ensemble music … Continued

Modularity, Immediacy and Exchange in Laptop Improvisation

Improvisation with live instruments presents unique challenges to the laptop performer. Modularity, Immediacy and Exchange in Laptop Improvisation is a research project that addresses the challenges of laptop improvisation by developing a new command-style live coding environment. This environment is tested through performance and improved based on the needs and findings of practical experience in … Continued