Mixed Reality Laboratory

Music's changing fast: FAST is changing music

MRL at Abbey Road Studios

The University of Nottingham’s Mixed Reality Lab took its latest digital music research to one of the most famous recording studios in the world, with a showcase event at Abbey Road. The exclusive event showcased the culmination of five years of digital music research from the FAST IMPACt project (Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption) led by Queen Mary University of London in partnership with the University of Nottingham and University of Oxford.

Chris Greenhalgh, Adrian Hazzard and Maria Kallionpää (composer and pianist and researcher at Hong Kong Baptist University) presented Climb! a non-linear composition for Disklavier piano and electronics.  

Adrian Hazzard gave a talk on the The Carolan Guitar (Steve Benford et al), which uses a unique visual marker technology that enables the physical instrument to link to a digital record of the places it’s been, the people who’ve played it and the songs it’s sung. The guitar was on display for people to scan its visual markers with mobile phones and have a go at playing along an interactive song-learning experience developed with Muzicodes (Chris Greenhalgh et al.). This demonstrator was coordinated by MRL PhD student Juan Martinez-Avila and Adrian Hazzard.

FAST is looking at how new technologies can positively disrupt the recorded music industry and the event showcased to artists, journalists and industry professionals the next generation technologies that will shape the music industry – from production to consumption. Read full article here.

Posted on Wednesday 28th November 2018

Mixed Reality Laboratory

University of Nottingham
School of Computer Science
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

email: mrl@cs.nott.ac.uk