Music Technology, Theory and Practice

Image: Wooden Worlds, Javier Garavaglia

This theme draws together musicians and theoreticians at London Met who are engaged in a reflective and critical approach to the relationships between music and its technologies.

Music research at The Cass is concerned firstly with the design and construction of the hardware and software technologies associated with the production of music and sound, and secondly, with the creative application of those technologies in current musical performance or sonic installations.

This dual focus informs research work in the making of acoustic, electronic and digital instruments. Examples include the automation of real-time processes in interactive music, the use of perceptual and cognitive mechanisms in sound design tools, audio electronics, musical instrument making and conservation, and real-time video and music composition. The research includes a historical and theoretical perspective.

 


Music Technology, Theory and Practice researchers

Joseph Kohlmaier
Elaine Thomazi Freitas
Javier Garavaglia
Lewis Jones
Nick Pyall
Alexander Wendt
Allan Seago

Research

Musarc is a research programme organised around a choir, lead by Joseph Kohlmaier.

Field Studies is an ongoing summer-school programme led by acclaimed sound artists and composers.

A workshop led by Joseph Kohlmaier in December 2012 / OPAK-funded research project with Sint-Lucas Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, 2014–15.

Musarc is a research programme organised around a choir, lead by Joseph Kohlmaier.

Field Studies is an ongoing summer-school programme led by acclaimed sound artists and composers.

A workshop led by Joseph Kohlmaier in December 2012 / OPAK-funded research project with Sint-Lucas Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, 2014–15.

A critical and innovative approach to the relationships between aspects of music and its technologies This theme draws together musicians and theoreticians who are engaged in a reflective and critical approach to the relationships between music and its technologies.

People

Associate Professor and Course Leader for BSc Music Technology (Sound for Media)

Senior Lecturer in The Cass Undergraduate Office

Lecturer on BA (Hons) and MA Fine Art

Senior Lecturer at The Cass School of Art and Music Technology, Film & Broadcast production and Fine Arts

Studios & Units related to Music and its Technologies, Theory and Practice

Studio 3: Articulate Bodies

M Forrest, M Bloomfield, J Chatterton & A Toch

MA Studio 8: Next Generation

Aimee McWilliams, Jez Bradley & Charlotte Gorse

Basic audio recording techniques

This course is envisaged for those who are interested in learning the basic principles of how to record music and sound properly.

Audio Programming for the iPad

This course introduces students to the techniques of programming audio apps for iOS, the operating system used on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad.

Studio 4: Others and the Self

Studio led by Rosemarie McGoldrick & Pete Fillingham