My research focuses on the articulation of structure in interactive game-audio and music composition. The architecture of my works often employs mosaic-size sonic materials, which I have exposed across a wide range of outcomes and media tools. For the last six years I have concentrated on the use of audio-graphic-physics in game engines and the use of metadata retrieval. This culminated with the creation of new works driven and inspired by SonicPathfinding techniques and the great potential of these technologies beyond strict gaming. I created 3D game-audio interactive environments using the Navigation System through Sound, such as "Hồ- a sonic expedition to Vietnam"(2009-10); "" - Valencia 1939, including geo-locative data (2013), and "Putney" (2014) mapping the London Underground with original sounds from a 1969 VCS3 synthesizer, as the first in a serie of map sonifications. This research strongly connects with my works employing dynamic scores for acoustic instruments and live electronic media in prior works such as 'Xi', 'Russian Disco' or 'Drosophila'.
I have been involved in the creation of a number of collaborative projects, such as: LocativeAudio(.org) using GPS audioguides, in partnership with NoTours, escoitar and Institutions in UK and abroad; the S.LOW Projekt, a large scale cross-disciplinary project in Berlin; The Timbila(.org) project started by Miquel Bernat, The Tornado-Project (a cross-atlantic commissions for flute, clarinet and computer for American virtuosi Esther Lamneck (clarinet) and Elizabeth McNutt (flute); the Drosophila Tour, a dance-theatre work with KLEM and Idoia Zabaleta; The Microbial Ensemble, a sound installation performing microbes, with Dr Quan Gan; The Carxofa Electric Band, a children's project with vegetables and Electronics with Dr Iain McCurdy and the Sines & Squares Festival, as part of NOVARS, open-circuit, Salford and basic electricity.
In areas of academic service, since 2006 I serve as director of the NOVARS Research Centre, at University of Manchester in UK and since 2013 as director of composition. I previously held a lecturing position for five years at SARC, (Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast).I have also served as resident composer and researcher at the Conservatorio of Morelia in Mexico, at Sonology - Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo), the JOGV Orchestra in Spain; the LEA labs, at the Conservatorio of Valencia, the Cushendall Tower - In you we trust - in Northern Ireland, at CARA- Celebrating Arts in rural Areas which is an Irish cross-border initiative, at N.K. Berlin and at the Push Festival in Sweden.
In terms of education, prior to completing a PhD in Electroacoustic Music Composition and a Master of Arts in the same area (both at The Queen's University of Belfast), I obtained a five-year degree in Economics at University of Valencia, Spain and a 3-year degree by FUFAP, Alcala de Henares University (Madrid). webs:
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