James Saunders

James will talk about his recent work that focuses on group behaviours and distributed decision-making, and we’ll try out some pieces in the session.   James Saunders is a composer who makes open form compositions that explore group behaviours and decision making. His music has been played at numerous international festivals, including Bludenz Tage fur…

Andrew Hugill

Wednesday 4 October, 12-2pm, CM119 Towards an Ontology of Silence  Andrew presents a project that he has been working on for several months: to create an ontology of silence. This starts from a philosophical premise modelled on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and moves into a semantic web ontology that actualises  real and ideal silences. The project considers both affect…

Luke Nickel

Wednesday 4 October, 2-4pm, CM106 Transcription Music Luke Nickel will speak about the beginnings of a new strand of practice-based research that involves the live transcription of speech to text, and the implications of considering this action as musical material. Luke Nickel (b. 1988) is an award-winning Canadian interdisciplinary artist and researcher currently undertaking a PhD…

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