R e f l e c t

October 21, 2019 - Other

R e f l e c t is an interactive installation by Matthew DF Evans. The installation was exhibited throughout August at TouchBase Pears, a multi-purpose centre in Selly Oak, Birmingham. The installation was in collaboration with Sense UK, a charity for those living with complex disabilities and funded by Arts Council England.  A mirror […]


Connecting Sound and Image Workshops

October 21, 2019 - Other

Matthew has been delivering workshops over the year in collaboration with the Barbican and Vivid Projects. The Barbican workshop was the third workshop in the Life Rewired inspired Design Yourself project in which they explored using images of the Barbican to generate composition by turning pixel data into sound. The participants formed two teams, one […]


Integra Lab Concert – 27th Feb 2019

March 20, 2019 - Performances

Earlier this year, Integra Lab hosted a showcase performance in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s contemporary performance space, the Lab. The event featured works from our cohort of researchers, with an exciting mix electroacoustic and audiovisual systems being utilised in performance. The event is summarised below in four short pieces by Edmund Hunt, Matthew Evans and Joe […]


Early 2019 Releases from the Integra Team

March 20, 2019 - Music, Releases

Saxophone and Dynamic Feedback Solos Joe Wright This release documents the practical aspects of Joe Wright’s research into accessible sonic play instruments. This work has involved the creation of a feedback system that disrupts conventional interactions with the saxophone, designed to strike a balance between control and chaos. Saxophone and Dynamic Feedback Solos features several […]


Integra Lab welcomes Matthew Evans

October 1, 2018 - Other

Integra Lab welcomes Matthew Evans. Matthew will be joining us as a PhD student creating sound and music from pixel data sonification. Matthew DF Evans is a Birmingham based sound artist and musician focused on making sound and music through data. Graduating from UAL (LCC) with a BA in Sound Art & Design and the […]


Arduino Day 2018

May 15, 2018 - Arduino, Conferences, Open Day

On Saturday the 12th of May – as a part of Arduino Day 2018 – the Integra Lab hosted a day long event in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire foyer as part of the worldwide celebration of the Arduino community. Our community event was focused around introducing electronics to musicians. We demonstrated some of the things […]


Integra Lab hosts Arduino Day 2018

May 1, 2018 - Arduino, Conferences, Open Day

The Integra Lab is proud to announce that on Saturday the 12th of May, in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s foyer, we will be hosting the Arduino Day 2018! Arduino Day is a worldwide birthday celebration of Arduino. It’s a 24 hour-long event – organized directly by the community, or by the Arduino founders – that […]


Integra Lab welcomes Edmund Hunt

April 1, 2018 - Other

Integra Lab welcomes Edmund Hunt. Edmund will be joining us as a Post-Doctoral researcher working with voice, language and live electronics. Edmund Hunt is a British composer. His work has been performed by ensembles including Psappha, The Royal Northern Sinfonia, CHROMA, BCMG, ICARUS Vocal Ensemble, The Curious Chamber Players and CoMA. Much of Edmund’s music […]


Integra Lab At ADC 2017

December 4, 2017 - Conferences

Earlier this month, we at the Integra Lab attended the Audio Developers Conference at the CodeNode, London. ADC began as the JUCE summit, a conference hosted by ROLI for users of the JUCE framework and audio developers to extend their knowledge on audio application development and software design. Over the past two years, this has […]


Integra Lab at ICMC/EMW 2017

November 3, 2017 - MyoMapper, Performances, Projects

This year’s International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) was hosted at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in conjunction with Shanghai’s Electronic Music Week (EMW) festival.  Balandino Di Donato and James Dooley from Integra Lab attended the conference to present a paper on the MyoSpat gesture-controlled audiovisual system. They were accompanied by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Eleanor Turner, […]


The Integra Lab welcomes Jefferson Bledsoe

September 18, 2017 - Other

Integra Lab welcomes Jefferson Bledsoe. Jefferson will be joining us as a research intern working across a range of projects including module development for Integra Live, investigation into possible uses of the Myo Armband for studio purposes using the JUCE framework, and research into new technologies for touch-free 3D interaction with virtual environments. As a […]


Performing at Audio Mostly 2017

August 30, 2017 - Performances

Just back from a fantastic week in London attending the Audio Mostly conference held at Queen Mary University by the Centre for Digital Music. Audio Mostly is a conference which brings together musicians, sound designers, and technologists to discuss their latest understandings. This year the theme of the conference was Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences. […]


Music Interaction Design (MiXD) workshop

June 6, 2017 - Other

Just back from Berklee College of Music – Valencia, where I delivered a workshop focused on Music Interaction Design using Integra Live. The workshop was aimed exploring “traditional” MIDI and latest interactive gestural devices. We looked at their usability during musical performance, limitations and how these devices enhance expressivity and the level of engagement with […]


Integra Lab welcomes Joe Wright

May 17, 2017 - Other

Integra Lab welcomes Joe Wright. Joe will be joining us as a PhD student working across a range of projects including creating instruments with and for young people on the autistic spectrum. Joe is a professional jazz saxophone player, and uses his musical experience to inform his research. Joe has been a PhD student for the past year and is now […]


Integra Live workshop in Venice

May 17, 2017 - Integra Live, Performances

At the beginning of May I had the privilege to lead a 3-day workshop at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello in Venice. Prof Paolo Zavagna, the coordinator of the New Technologies and Music Languages Department, kindly invited me to talk about research at the Integra Lab and to present the Integra Live application to his students. The […]


MiXD 2017

March 28, 2017 - Performances

As part of Frontiers festival at Birmingham Conservatoire, MiXD 2017 showcased a selection of works by MMus students interspersed with DJ sets from our own Richard Cornock. The audience was presented with a range of exciting performances exploring interactive live electronics and audiovisuals.


The Wood And The Water

February 18, 2017 - Performances

After four months of hard work, the main outcome of the HarpCI project sees the light. The Wood And The Water for harp and electronics is composed by Eleanor Turner using MyoSpat. The performance explores principles of human-computer interaction in the field of musical performance. The performer, Eleanor Turner, elaborates the auditory and visual feedback through […]


Call for beta testers

January 9, 2017 - Other

We are currently looking for beta testers to test and evaluate MyoSpat, a creative sound spatialisation system controllable through hand gestures developed by our PhD student Balandino Di Donato. The system aims to facilitate the creative use of sound spatialisation during live musical performance through easily learned hand gestures. MyoSpat is developed using the Myo armband, Myo Mapper, […]


formuls at SONada and SPECTRA

December 12, 2016 - Performances

formuls is the audiovisual performance environment created by James Dooley. Using bespoke software to manipulate and control generative algorithms, finely tuned noise and particle-based visuals are crafted during live performance. Throughout the improvised performance oscillating, kaleidoscopic soundscapes with responsive visual projections emerge and slowly evolve through time. A key feature of the project is the […]


Dancing with Sound and Light

December 5, 2016 - Projects

Integra Lab is happy to announce a new project! James Dooley and Balandino Di Donato are currently collaborating with Sonia Sabri in an interactive audiovisual dance performance. Sonia Sabri has established an international reputation for presenting Kathak dance in a contemporary context. She creates work relevant to modern audiences, that is inspired by Indian and […]


Equinode II

November 26, 2016 - Equinode

Equinode II, an interactive audiovisual work by James Dooley and Balandino Di Donato, was commissioned by SPECTRA Festival Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur (22nd-23rd October, 2016). Fusing audio, visuals and physical gesture to create playful artworks where the quality of the interaction is central to the user experience, the Equinode series examines novel interaction modalities where […]