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INTEGRA LAB IS A MUSIC INTERACTION DESIGN AND RESEARCH GROUP BASED AT BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, PART OF BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY.

What We Do

OUR MISSION IS TO TRANSFORM CREATIVITY BY EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO EXPLORE SOUND AND MUSIC THROUGH OUR EASY-TO-USE TECHNOLOGIES AND TOOLS.
Research

Our research brings together technologists, designers and musicians with the goal of transforming human creativity through design-led approaches to music and technology.

Music

Being based at one of Europe's leading Conservatoires, we work closely with composers, performers, sound artists and digital DJs to produce world class music and sound design

Innovation

We are motivated by producing work with wide benefits to culture and society. Alongside our research and creative projects, we have a growing portfolio of commercial activity

Integra Live: over 25,000 downloads*LibXtract: powers over 30 music information projects*ml.lib: bringing easy machine learning to Max and Pd*

Who We Are

The lab team is an experienced group of artists, designers and developers with expertise in interaction design, digital musical instrument design, haptic interaction, gestural control, immersion and mixed reality, music composition and performance.

Digital technology allows us to create an infinite variety of sounds, yet the full creative potential of music technology is only accessible to skilled specialists.

Our aim is to challenge this by empowering everyone, regardless of age, gender, technical ability, or discipline, to be expressive with music technology and contribute to human culture.

We achieve this through a process of research, design and development that re-thinks the relationship between music, sound and technology and explores fundamental questions such as:

  • What is the nature of creativity in music and sound design?
  • How can we design systems optimised for human expression?

Integra Lab is a music interaction and design research group, founded in 2009 at Birmingham Conservatoire part of Birmingham City University. Our location within one of Europe’s leading music Conservatoires gives us a unique insight into musical culture, creativity and expression required to solve these problems

CONTACT PROJECTS

  • Balandino Di Donato

    Funded PhD Student
  • Lamberto Coccioli

    Professor of Music and Technology
  • James Dooley

    Co-Ordinator & Artist in Residence
  • Richard Burn

    Funded PhD Student
  • Niccolò Granieri

    PhD Student
  • We're Innovative

    The Integra Lab leads on a range of innovative projects in collaboration with international research groups and industry partners. We have also worked with leading music ensembles including Court Circuit and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. These projects push the boundaries of art and science.

    The products developed as result of our research are used in the world's highest calibre teaching institutions including Conservatoire de Paris, the University of Montreal and Carnegie Mellon University.

    Achievements

    25000

    Integra Live Downloads

    100

    % Outstanding research impact

    30

    Projects using LibXtract

    64

    Pieces use Integra Live

    Our Work

    Below are some of our projects

    Blog

    Click here to access our blog!

    Partners

    Integra Lab has worked with the following partners

    Events

    Contact Us

    To send a message to the Integra Lab, please use the contact form below.
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    Contact Information

    contact@integra.io
    Integra Lab,
    Birmingham Conservatoire,
    Paradise Place,
    Birmingham,
    B3 3HG
    +44 121 331 7296

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