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The E-sense Project

The E-sense Project was funded by an AHRC speculative research grant. In this interdisciplinary research, philosophy and art combined with various flavours of computing: ubiquitous; wearable; and physical.The project involved a range of sensory augmentation devices including the Music Jacket, The Haptic Drum Kit and Song Walker Harmony Space.

New User Interfaces for Musical Timbre Project

The user interface of most synthesisers tends to be expressed in system (i.e. engineering) terminology, obliging the user to become fluent with the synthesis method employed. This causes problems for many users.The New User Interfaces for Musical Timbre Design Project involves the design, implementation , and evaluation of a prototype of a new kind of user interface for controlling musical timbre that addresses this problem in a principled way.

Aspect-Orientated Music Representation

This project devised, and now continues to refine and investigate, ways in which Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) and Multi-Dimensional Separation of Concerns (MDSOC) approaches can be applied to the organization of musical materials for the purposes of music composition and musical analysis.

Spatial Audio Navigation

The Music Computing Lab has a strong interest in Audio Computing, particularly Spatial Audio. This project was was the first paper to apply spatial audio to navigation for freely mobile sighted users, using a minimal attention approach Spatial Audio Navigation

PlanC: A constraint–based musical planner

PlanC was an early musical constraint system, but remains uniquely well-suited for manipulating some aspects of tonal harmony. While most musical constraint systems work with descriptions of musical materials such as individual notes and chords; PlanC draws power from a representation called Harmony Space that encodes high level information about tonal harmony in a three dimensional spatial form as shapes, paths, home locations, forbidden areas and trajectories. PlanC: A constraint–based musical planner
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