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Digital musical instruments and interfaces can be designed to enable people with disabilities to participate in creative music-making. Advances in personalized, open source technologies and low-cost DIY components have made customized musical tools easily accessible for use in inclusive music-making. In this article, the author discusses his resear...
Across the UK, a growing number of charity organisations, social enterprises, academic researchers and individuals have developed music technology-based music workshops and projects using Accessible Music Technology (AMT) to address the issue of access to music making for people with disabilities. In this article, I discuss my ethnographic study of...
The ‘Performance without Barriers’ research group (PwB), based at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has been exploring the potential of sonic arts practices and music improvisation for enhancing social inclusion. To date, the group has focused primarily on research activities related to the inclusive potential of providin...
Over the last six years I have worked in music and inclusion as a researcher, practitioner and coordinator. This work has been embedded in a variety of settings: in community music, disability arts, youth work, education, professional arts and academia. I have been involved in the social act of connecting people across differences in disabilities a...
This paper discusses the potential of digital media and live interfaces in musical composition and performance for subverting exclusionary structures towards inclusion. Coming from backgrounds in electronic music and eth-nography, the authors present two case studies that investigate music making practices with live interfaces. These case studies e...
This paper discusses the potential of digital media and live interfaces in musical composition and performance for subverting exclusionary structures towards inclusion. Coming from backgrounds in electronic music and ethnography, the authors present two case studies that investigate music making practices with live interfaces. These case studies ex...
This text critically reflects on the higher education public engagement training program, entitled 'Big Ears – sonic art for public ears'. The authors detail the objectives and aims as well as the benefits of this initiative for the enhancement of the student learning experience. We consider Schmidt's (Schmidt, 2012) notion of mis-listening and Chr...
An ongoing project at Queen's University with AHRC post doctoral researcher Dr Koichi Samuels, AHRC PhD student Alex Lucas and Dr Miguel Ortiz at Queen's University Belfast, Sonic Arts Research Centre, on enabling musicians with physical and learning difficulties to independently compose and perform their own music through custom-built music technology devices. See for details here: www.performancewithoutbarriers.com