Sex Swing album – release and reviews

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Sex Swing’s debut was released in December 2016 and has received some nice reviews (including beating the likes of Brian Eno in the Quietus’ top 100 albums of 2016 list). I had the pleasure of producing the album (recording, mixing, and mastering) in London, San Diego, and Cambridge. Here’s a selection of reviews: 9/10 – Vapour Trail […]

Book chapters ahoy

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I recently received a copy of the book Music, Mind and Embodiment, fresh off the press. I contributed a chapter that reports on the brain-computer music interface system I developed for my audiovisual performance piece, A Stark Mind. The system uses three simultaneous methods of BCI control; motor imagery, steady-state visual evoked potentials, and affective measures. […]

Promoting best practice in delivering audiovisual resources online

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I’ve recently been involved with both the National library of Scotland and Learning on Screen (part of the British Universities Film and Video Council) in delivering training (both face-to-face and online) and advising people on issues surrounding promoting access to audiovisual resources online. In January, I spoke on copyright and IPR issues and gave some […]

News, performances, lectures, and systems…

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I’m definitely long overdue a blog entry, so here’s some highlights of things I’ve been up to over the last few months. This is really 6 small blog entries all rolled into one, so it kind of makes up for the tumbleweed that’s been blowing around on here.  Sex Swing – Album production Sex Swing […]

Book – Guide to Brain-Computer Music Interfacing

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Book – Guide to Brain-Computer Music Interfacing

The first book on Brain-Computer Music Interfacing has just been published and I’m thrilled to have been asked to contribute a chapter. Published by Springer Guide to Brain-Computer Music Interfacing provides an insight into the emerging field of using brainwaves for music making. My chapter is on the development of systems across the last 50 […]

Measuring emotional states in brainwaves

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Measuring emotional states in brainwaves

It’s about time for a long overdue blog post (in fact I have a few lined up over the next few days), so this one’s about a new area I’ve been working in over the last few months – measuring affective states in EEG and looking at how these correlate to music. The BCMI-Midas project […]

BCMI 2015 – 1st International Workshop on Brain-Computer Music Interfacing

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
BCMI 2015 – 1st International Workshop on Brain-Computer Music Interfacing

I’m very excited to announce that we will be hosting the 1st ever Workshop on Brain-Computer Music Interfacing next year here at ICCMR, Plymouth. There is an open call for submissions of papers, demos and performance pieces using neurotechnology and brain wave control with the proceedings being published post-workshop. The workshop will feature a performance […]

ICMC/SMC 2014 – Paper on “Affective jukebox”

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
ICMC/SMC 2014 – Paper on “Affective jukebox”

I’m very pleased that my paper, with Dr. Duncan Williams, about our new method of brain-music control has been accepted by the ICMC/SMC Conference which is hosted in Athens this year. Here’s the abstract, which provides a pretty concise explanation of the experiment we conducted, and point to some future applications of emotion-led music. AFFECTIVE […]

Controlling an Arduino wirelessly from Pd/Max

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Controlling an Arduino wirelessly from Pd/Max

I’ve been way too focused on writing up research lately to have made any blog posts but I’m now working on some more hands-on stuff (as well as some new music) so here’s hoping I can make the effort to write a few more blog posts. I’m hoping to have a hybrid-BCI finished in the […]

NIME 2014

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
NIME 2014

I’ve had a paper accepted at NIME 2014 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression), which is being held at Goldsmiths in London. It’s about a new performance piece I’m working on, with my friend Weiwei Jin. The idea is that the performance is directed in real-time by the emotions of a performer and the audience, measuring […]