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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 most recent musical output is the Dane Law album "Algorithmic Music for Synthesised Strings", released on Astral Plane Recordings in April 2020. This is an effort to make a strange and new computer folk music, drawing on techniques from algorithmic composition. 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

Music and Sound Design - BA (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Ben ClarkeMResMRes
Graham DunningPhD
PhD Music

Newcastle University

2007
2012
MA Music (Distinction)

Newcastle University

2006
2007
BA (Hons) Historical Studies (1st Class)

University of Bristol

2002
2005
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.

2013
2017
Education
Associate Lecturer, Department of Music
Goldsmiths

Delivering modules in electronic music and music programming.

Marking work and delivering feedback.

2016
2017
Education
Education and Business Development
Rebel Technology

Creating Educational Materials

Developing Innovate UK grants

Sound Design and Audio Programming

2016
2018
Commercial/industry
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Making Electronic Music with Ableton LiveMaking Electronic Music with Ableton LivePrincipal InvestigatorOPEN Approved for submissionDec 2020
Rose theatre funding bid for HaploRose theatre funding bid for HaploPrincipal InvestigatorLeverhulme TrustOPEN In preparationAug 2022
Rose theatre funding bid for HaploRose theatre funding bid for HaploPrincipal InvestigatorArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)OPEN In preparationAug 2022
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. 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

Haptic Wave
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.