I’m just back from a very enjoyable trip as part of a broadcast campaign alongside Quentin Willson (pictured in the studio with me here), about the acoustic impact of GoUltraLow vehicles – ultra low emission cars with minimal cockpit noise – and the psychoacoustic effects on both drivers and the broader public outside the car that different types of noise can have. You might hear excerpts of the interviews on a few different radio stations if you listen closely. Some filming was also carried out for Sky News Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes (just me though, no Quentin unfortunately) so if a clip surfaces I will try to pop a link up here.
In other news, I have updated the publications page with details of two forthcoming conference papers: one at the Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, in August as part of the BCMI-MIdAS project, and the other a new collaboration with Dr Laurence Wilson’s research group in the University of York, at the 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval this June (the ICCMR are co-hosting this event, along with the Marseille originators of the conference, LNCS). Full details for CMMR can be found here: http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/cmmr2015 — registration is live now and includes a special student rate.
There are more publications to come including a couple of nice journal papers in the pipeline, but in the meantime, experiments on the BCMI-MIdAS project are continuing with our colleagues in the Brain Embodiment Laboratory at Reading, so expect details of some exciting results soon.
Finally a review from The Wire of Unfolding|Clusters from the PACMF back in Feb: "Unfolding|Clusters... a Raster-Noton sonic palette of bleep and skitter... Clever work. And moving." The full article is here.
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