Not sitting still

Not sitting still

Like the word ‘genius’, the term ‘life-changing’ gets thrown about way too easily and so often without merit. My friend Adam posted something on his Facebook page today that conveyed the strict meaning of life changing. It was in reference to...
The #MTFScandi Documentary

The #MTFScandi Documentary

One of the things we do at Music Tech Fest is to film everything that happens on the main stage – from performances and demonstrations through to hacker presentations. At #MTFScandi in UmeĆ„ back in May, the brilliant Fanni Fazakas (aka Rumex) pointed her camera...
Music for airports

Music for airports

Through the Music Tech Fest, I’ve recently been involved in a project to create a sound installation for the passenger terminal area of Rijeka airport on the island of Krk in Croatia. My role was to help connect the local commissioning body to a community of...
Human Music Interaction

Human Music Interaction

In my now part-time day job as a professor at Birmingham City University, I wrote an article on the research centre’s blog, in which I referred to a new field of research that I’m helping develop. It bridges computer science, cultural studies, media...
Sunday Jazz revisited

Sunday Jazz revisited

Years ago, I was the host of a weekly Sunday jazz show on radio. For six years in New Zealand, then for another couple in the UK, I picked jazz tunes (or thereabouts) and played them to people over the wireless. Always loved doing that. Later on, I had a regular DJ...