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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.
Music and Sound Design - BA (Hons)
Arts and Creative Industries - MRes
Arts and Creative Industries - PhD
Postgraduate Research Supervision
|Mr Graham Neil Dunning||Doctoral Research Project||PhD|
|Mr Ben Clarke||MRes||MRes|
University of Bristol
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.
Delivering modules in electronic music and music programming.
Marking work and delivering feedback.
Creating Educational Materials
Developing Innovate UK grants
Sound Design and Audio Programming
|Proposal||Project||Role||Funder||Status||Status last updated|
|Making Electronic Music with Ableton Live||Making Electronic Music with Ableton Live||Principal Investigator||OPEN Approved for submission||Dec 2020|
|Rose theatre funding bid for Haplo||Rose theatre funding bid for Haplo||Principal Investigator||Leverhulme Trust||OPEN In preparation||Aug 2022|
|Rose theatre funding bid for Haplo||Rose theatre funding bid for Haplo||Principal Investigator||Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)||OPEN In preparation||Aug 2022|
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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355771819000475
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12193-016-0217-8
Tanaka, A. and Parkinson, A. (2016). Haptic Wave. CHI'16: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858304
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.
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.