I’m a composer, performer, game designer and software developer.
Before joining Abertay as a lecturer in sonic arts, I worked in the games industry as a lead audio programmer and an interface designer.
My academic background is mathematics and interactive music systems. I hold a BSc in Mathematics (University of Crete), an MSc in Acoustics and Music Technology (University of Edinburgh) and a PhD in Computer Music (University of Edinburgh).
I often improvise with my augmented drum-kit – a hybrid instrument customised with sensors and bespoke software. As a performer, I have shared the stage with a range of artists, from British saxophonist Evan Parker to renowned performance artist Stelarc.
My work explores new ways of making music through game structures in both real and virtual environments, while I also enjoy designing innovative tools and interfaces for dynamic audio design.
2017 Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant
2014 SMART Scottish Enterprise R&D Award with Krotos Ltd.
2012 PRE Grant from the University of Edinburgh
2012 Roberts Fund Award for Inventor Composer Coaction (co-director)
2011 BEAM Festival Bursary, Brunel University
2011 PRE Grant from the University of Edinburgh
2007 EPSRC Scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Edinburgh
2013-date Peer reviewer for the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Selected Festivals and Conference Presentations:
2015 ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, Glasgow
2015 Game Developers Conference, San Francisco
2015 Gap In the Air: Festival of Sonic Art, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
2014/11 New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Oslo/ London
2014 What Is Sound Design…? Symposium, Edinburgh
2013 Cryptic Nights, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
2013 SSSP at de Montfort University, Leicester
2013/12 Network Music Festival, Birmingham
2012 International Computer Music Conference, Ljubljana
2012 International Symposium on Electronic Art, Albuquerque
2012 INTER/actions: Symposium on Interactive Electronic Music, Bangor
2012/11 Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, Belfast
2012 Data Is Beautiful, Budapest
2011 BEAM Festival at Brunel University, London
2011 SOUND Festival, Aberdeen
2012 Inventor Composer Coaction (co-director)
2010-date Sound Lab Edinburgh
2010-2013 Laboratory for Laptop and Electronic Audio Performance Practice