Podcasts, Broadcasts, Releases – Autumn 2021

New podcasts, broadcasts, releases and lectures – Autumn 2021

3 December 2021

Album cover of London Triptych by Sam Salem and Distractfold

London Triptych album cover by Eurico Sá Fernandes and Wooryun Song

Music, Geometry and Space | BBC Philharmonic curated by Robert Laidlow

Robert Laidlow recently curated a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni. Music, Geometry and Space first aired on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Afternoon Concert on 11 November 2021. It featured music by Herschel, Britten, Missy Mazzoli, Robert Laidlow and Emily Howard. Listen here (at 31 minutes) available until 9 December 2021.

London Triptych by Sam Salem & Distractfold | New Release

Distractfold is excited to announce the release of Sam Salem’s debut album London Triptych, out 16 November 2021. Performed by Alice Purton, Linda Jankowska, Emma Richards and Rocio Bolaños.

Code for Thought Podcast | Make It Sing! – Emily Howard, David De Roure, Christopher Melen

Emily Howard, David De Roure and Christopher Melen recently appeared in the podcast series Code for Thought. This episode is all about music and the role software and technologies such as AI and machine learning play in creative processes. Listen here to find out how they use AI in their creative processes, including flagship PRiSM open source tool prism-samplernn.

My Favourite Theorem | Podcast Episode 71 – Emily Howard

My Favourite Theorem is a podcast dedicated to sharing guests’ favourite mathematical results. On this episode, Evelyn Lamb and Kevin Knudson chat with composer Emily Howard about her favourite mathematical object, the torus, and the orchestral work it inspired.

RNCM Research Forum | Collaboration through PRiSM – Emily Howard, Christopher Melen and Theo Bently Curtin – 3 November 2021

Professor Emily Howard, Director of PRiSM, explores ongoing PRiSM collaborations focusing in on the development of Voluntary (2021), a short work for solo cello. At this event, she speaks with Dr Christopher Melen, PRiSM Research Software Engineer and Theo Bently Curtin, a student at the Royal Academy of Music, who also gives a live performance of Voluntary.

RNCM Research Forum | Co-Creating with Code – David De Roure – 20 October 2021

Musicians have been working with AI for decades and machines for centuries. Today we see Artificial Intelligence research choosing music as an example of the success of the AI replacing the human.  But our music research often takes a different view, where humans engage with algorithms and AI in co-creative processes. This talk presents some of the work in PRiSM, the RNCM Centre for Practice & Research in Science & Music, as we explore this important interdisciplinary conversation between science, maths, coding and music. David is PRiSM’s Technical Director and a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.