Inclusive Creativity: Digital Practices (Hearts of STEM 2017) is a public symposium/mini-conference which is being organised by Dr Brendan McCloskey, Prof. Frank Lyons and Dr Brian Bridges, at Ulster University, Magee campus on May 31st 2017. The event is being held in association with the Walled City Music Festival with support from Garfield Weston (for the Hearts of STEM 2017 programme) and Calouste Gulbenkian (for the Inclusive Creativity project).
Confirmed Presenters and Artists
- Prof. Tony Brooks (Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
- Prof. Eva Brooks (Director, XLab: Design, Learning, Innovation, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark)
- John Kelly is Artistic Director of Disability Arts in Surrey Festival (DaisyFest) and is a National Associate Artist for Drake Music,
- Charles Matthews is an electronic musician, gamelan player, and workshop facilitator based in London, working with Drake Music and John Kelly on the creation of a bespoke accessible guitar.
- London–based sound artist Lisa Hall
- Eamonn Durey from NI’s FabLab.
- Shane Byrne is a composer and instrument designer currently pursuing a PhD in electroacoustic music performance at Maynooth Univeristy, Ireland.
- Koichi Samuels is a musician and electronic music producer, with research and practice expertise in inclusive music, human-computer interaction design, ethnomusicology, and hacker/maker culture; he completed his PhD at QUB in 2015.
- Denise White is an expert in SEN teaching, and is nearing completion of a PhD at Ulster University, on the relationship between music performance and learning disabilities.
All symposium events will be held at the Foyle Arts Building (MQ building), Magee campus (click link for full campus map).
Venue: MQ building (Foyle Arts Building), Magee campus (Lawrence Hill entrance)
9.30 am Arrival: tea and coffee, registration
9.45 am Welcome and Introduction, Prof. Frank Lyons (Associate Dean of Research and Impact, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Ulster University)
10.00 am Keynote 1:
John Kelly: a disabled musician, writer, actor and active campaigner for disability rights, currently working with Drake Music on Research & Development.
Charles Matthews: electronic musician and instrument designer, Drake Music
11.00 am Talks session 1
- Talk 1: Denise White (Ulster University)
- Talk 2: Koichi Samuels (musician and electronic music producer with interests in HCI and hacker/maker culture, PhD graduate of QUB)
12.00 pm Break
12.15 pm Soundwalk (departs from outside Foyle Arts Building) with London–based sound artist Lisa Hall
1.15 pm Lunch (Foyle Arts Building)
2.15 pm Talks session 2
- Shane Byrne (composer and instrument designer, Maynooth University)
- Prof. Eva Brooks (Director of XLab, Aalborg University)
3.15 pm: Break
3.30 Keynote 2: Prof. Tony Brooks, Aalborg University
4.30 pm Panel discussion (all presenters)
5.15 pm: Break
5.30 pm Soundwalk (departs from outside Foyle Arts Building) with London–based sound artist Lisa Hall
Further details can also be found on our Facebook event page.
Thursday 1st June: OPEN WORKSHOP
11.30 – 12.30 Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Great James Street
Open workshop: making and playing digital musical instruments using sensors and controllers
Friday 2nd June: CONCERT
4 pm Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Great James Street
NonZeroSum Ensemble: Acoustronic & Benyounes String Quartet
As part of the Walled City Music Festival’s Inclusive Creativity, the NonZeroSum Ensemble premieres Frank Lyons’ new composition NonZeroSum (based on concepts from game theory) alongside George Crumb’s iconic 1970’s work, Black Angels, for amplified string quartet, in addition to other music from Derry’s Acoustronic Ensemble. Combining acoustic and amplified instruments with new technology, a stimulating, intense and surprising listening experience is in prospect!
Tickets £11 (first come, first served free admission for students on the day), if booking, see here.