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I am a Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound Design in the School of Arts and Creative Industries. I joined LSBU in 2017, having previously worked at Goldsmith as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computing and an Associate Lecturer in the Music Department.

As a sound artist and music technology researcher, I am interested in the musical possibilities of computers, and the new musical practices that computers afford. I explore this mostly through the papers I publish and the music I create under the alias Dane Law.

My practice-led research explores ways of using the laptop as an instrument through writing software that allows for algorithmic improvisation. This can be heard on my most recent release under the Dane Law alias, "Blue Forty-Six", released in October 2023.

This follows on from "Algorithmic Music for Synthesised Strings", released on Astral Plane Recordings in April 2020. Prior to this I have released a series of albums and EPs on labels including Quantum Natives, Opal Tapes and Conditional Records. I also play in an electronic pop band called SDF who have an album coming out on Lost Map Records in August 2022.

I have published on fields including sound art, music & human computer interaction, and how computers can be musical instruments. A recent article for the Organised Sound Journal entitled "Digital Musical Instruments as Probes: How computation changes the mode-of-being of musical instruments", co-authored with Koray Tahıroğlu, Thor Magnusson, Iris Garrelfs and Atau Tanaka, and a chapter on "The Problems with Participation" for the Routledge Research Companion to Electronic Music.

Courses taught

Arts and Creative Industries - MRes

Arts and Creative Industries - PhD

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Mr Chris MccabeDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Graham Neil DunningDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Ben ClarkeArtificial Intelligence as a creative tool and instrument within the practice of music production.MRes
PhD Music

Newcastle University

MA Music (Distinction)

Newcastle University

BA (Hons) Historical Studies (1st Class)

University of Bristol

Research Associate, Department of Computing
Goldsmiths, University of London

Qualitative research in music and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

Designing and conducting User Centred Design projects in music HCI

Conducting User Studies

Documenting research in journal articles and conference papers.

Associate Lecturer, Department of Music

Delivering modules in electronic music and music programming.

Marking work and delivering feedback.

Education and Business Development
Rebel Technology

Creating Educational Materials

Developing Innovate UK grants

Sound Design and Audio Programming

ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Making Electronic Music with Ableton LiveMaking Electronic Music with Ableton LivePrincipal InvestigatorOPEN Approved for submissionDec 2020
XR NetworkXR NetworkPrincipal InvestigatorXR Network+OPEN SubmittedJun 2024
University of Gloucester
External examiner

External Examiner for the MA Creative Music Practice

Digital Musical Instruments as Probes: How Computation Changes the Mode-of-Being of Musical Instruments
Parkinson, A., Tahirglu, K., Magnusson, T., Garrelfs, I. and Tanaka, A. (2020). Digital Musical Instruments as Probes: How Computation Changes the Mode-of-Being of Musical Instruments. Organised Sound. 25 (1), pp. 64-74.

The problems with participation
Parkinson, A and Tanaka, A (2018). The problems with participation. in: Emmerson, S (ed.) The Routledge research companion to electronic music : reaching out with technology Oxon Routledge.

Audio-haptic interfaces for digital audio workstations
Metatla, O., Martin, F., Parkinson, A., Bryan-Kinns, N., Stockman, T. and Tanaka, A. (2016). Audio-haptic interfaces for digital audio workstations. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces. 10 (3), pp. 247-258.

Haptic Wave
Tanaka, A. and Parkinson, A. (2016). Haptic Wave. CHI'16: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM.

Unfinished business: a conversation on sound art in the united kingdom
Parkinson, A, Toop, D and Tanaka, A (2020). Unfinished business: a conversation on sound art in the united kingdom. in: Weibel, P (ed.) Sound Art: Sound as a Medium of Art MIT Press.

SDF - Rhythm Of The Rubicon
Parkinson, A., Marchant, O. and Whalley, L. (2022). SDF - Rhythm Of The Rubicon. Lost Map Records.

Dane Law - Summer's End (Lift Me Up)
Parkinson, A. (2022). Dane Law - Summer's End (Lift Me Up). Los Angeles, California Astral Plane Recordings.

Dane Law - Terrapins
Parkinson, A. (2020). Dane Law - Terrapins.

Algorithmic Music for Synthesised Strings
Parkinson, A. (2020). Algorithmic Music for Synthesised Strings. Los Angeles, California Astral Plane Recordings.

Dane Law live at Boundaries Festival
Parkinson, A. (2022). Dane Law live at Boundaries Festival. The Firestation, Sunderland, SR1 3HA 17 - 18 Jun 2022

Dane Law live at Iklectik
Parkinson, A. (2022). Dane Law live at Iklectik.

Dane Law - Blue Forty-Six
Parkinson, A. (2022). Dane Law - Blue Forty-Six. London Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records.

Rethinking Immersive Audio
Parkinson, A. and Randell, J. (2023). Rethinking Immersive Audio. eXtending Reality: Immersive Design, Production and Technology . University of Portsmouth 11 - 11 Sep 2023

Rethinking Immersion
Parkinson, A. and Randell, J. (2023). Rethinking Immersion. Innovation in Music Conference 2023. Edinburgh Napier University 30 Jun - 02 Jul 2023

Dane Law & Chants - Gurum Triads
Parkinson, A. (2023). Dane Law & Chants - Gurum Triads. London The Trilogy Tapes.

Castle on the Marsh
Parkinson, A. (2023). Castle on the Marsh. London Square Glass.

SDF - Broken Glass EP
Parkinson, A. (2023). SDF - Broken Glass EP. Isle of Eigg Lost Map Records.