Department:Department of Music and Performing Arts
Areas of Expertise: Music
As a composer, Richard focuses on the effect of the interface on music. Developing on work in automatic composition, he develops interfaces designed for physical interactions with these digital algorithms, working with dancers and other performers.
In recent years, Richard has composed using his own bespoke systems, implementing physical interfaces and algorithmic software which together generate original compositions in real-time as a feature of the performance. He's developed a number of devices including the 'Gaggle' which investigate and facilitate physical interactions with musically expressive algorithms for installations, performances (including dance) and therapeutic environments. In Calder's Violin, Richard included methods for the live presentation of algorithmically generated music notation. In The Fluxus Tree and Quantum Canticorum, physical gesture generates notation for simultaneous performance.
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Compositions and performances
Hoadley, R., 2013-14. Quantum Canticorum. A dance and music performance piece by Richard Hoadley and Jane Turner.
Hoadley, R., 2011-14. Calder's Violin: automatic music for violin and computer
Hoadley, R., 2014. December Variations (on a Theme by Earle Brown). Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, ICMA.
Hoadley, R., 2014. Dynamic Music Notation in Quantum Canticorum. Proceedings of the Live Algorithms for Music Symposium, a part of the 50th Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour Convention, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Sam Aaron, Phil Barnard, Ian Cross, Santinder Gill, Tommi Himberg, Richard.
Hoadley, R., Odell-Miller, H., Toulson, R. and Kempske, B., 2013. Touching Sound: Vulnerability and Synchronicity, Proceedings of the CHI2013 workshop on Designing for and with vulnerable people, Paris.
Hoadley, R., 2012. Calder's Violin: real-time notation and performance through musically expressive algorithms, Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, IRZU, Ljubljana.
Hoadley, R., 2011. The Metapiano: composing and improvising with sculpture, Proceedings of International Symposium for Electronic Arts, Istanbul.
Hoadley, R., 2011. Sculpture as music interface, Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, University of Huddersfield.