Sonic Art – Opportunities for a Level Playing Field for Disabled Composers and Performers

By Frank Lyons.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Article: Electronic $US5.00

In this paper I argue that the use of sensor technologies and computer software in Sonic Art has, for the first time, created a level playing field for disabled musicians.

Keywords: Sonic art, Music Technology and Disability

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.129-134. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.076MB).

Prof Frank Lyons

Dr. Frank Lyons is Lecturer in Music Technology, Composition and Popular Music at the University of Ulster. His research interests include music technology and disability, electro-acoustic composition and improvisation using live electronics. He directs the Wired Ensemble, a new music group which combines disabled and non-disabled musicians, using cutting-edge sensor technology and software to compose and perform original works. As a composer, his work has been performed in the UK and Ireland, Europe, Australia and the United States and has been broadcast by the BBC and RTE. He is a Music Technology Consultant for arts and disability groups Share Music Sweden, Share Music UK and the Drake Music Project.


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