Dr Richard Hoadley

Richard Hoadley

Senior Lecturer

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.

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richard.hoadley@anglia.ac.uk
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Background

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.

Research interests

  • Composition
  • Algorithmic and generative composition and software development
  • Physical computing and human computer interface development
  • Technological development of music notation

Areas of research supervision

  • Rhys Perkins: Sonification
  • Michelle Lewis-King: Fine Art Practice: audio programming

Teaching

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BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology, BA (Hons) Music

Qualifications

  • PhD, Dunelm
  • BA (Hons) Music, Bristol

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Steering committee, Conference on Notation and Representation in Music
  • Leap Motion Developer
  • Google Glass Developer
  • Kinect Developer
  • CoDE Research Institute
  • Digital Performance Laboratory

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

On programme committee for:

  • The International Conference on Ambient Computing, Applications, Services and Technologies
  • International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2013
  • International Symposium of Electronic Arts
  • Human Computer Interface Conference

Selected recent publications

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Compositions and performances

Hoadley, R., 2014. December Variations (on a Theme by Earle Brown), Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, University of Athens.

Hoadley, R., 2013-14. Quantum Canticorum. A dance and music performance piece by Richard Hoadley and Jane Turner.

2014

  • Performance as a part of Quantum², with Richard Hoadley, Jane Turner, Gareth Stuart, Anne Pidcock, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday June 7.
  • Performance by Richard Hoadley, Jane Turner, Gareth Stuart, Anne Pidcock, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, 4 April.
  • Performance by Richard Hoadley, Jane Turner, Gareth Stuart, Anne Pidcock, Deptford Town Hall, 2 April, as a part of the Live Algorithms for Music Symposium, Goldsmiths, 2-5 April.

2013

  • Performance as a part of Quantum², Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 27 October, Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
  • Performance by Richard Hoadley, Jane Turner, Gareth Stuart, Anne Pidcock, Deptford Town Hall, 18 October as a part of Notation in Contemporary Music Symposium, Goldsmiths, 19-21 October.
  • Performance as a part of Quantum², Sensations Festival, Chelmsford, 28 September.

2011 onwards

Hoadley, R., 2011-14.  Calder's Violin: automatic music for violin and computer

  • Performance at ICMC 2014, Athens, Greece.
  • Performance by Mifune Tsuji at INTIME 2013 Symposium, 19-20 October 2013, University of Coventry, UK.
  • Performance by Marcus Barcham-Stevens at City University, London, 2012 SuperCollider Symposium, 17 April 2012.
  • Performance by Mifune Tsuji at Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 22 October 2011.

Recent presentations and conferences

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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.