PRiSM Blog

Welcome to the PRiSM Blog

A place for reflective pieces by members of the PRiSM team, Associated Members and invited guest contributors. New posts will be announced on Twitter where we welcome your response, feedback and reaction.

Escape! and the PRiSM Oscillator

Christopher Melen and Nina Whiteman write about their collaboration on the new PRiSM Oscillator app for Nina’s composition Escape!

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offset iii – what makes human human?

offset iii – what makes human human?

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PRiSM 8 Cubed 2020

8 composers x 8 scientists x 8 performers

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Orchestral Geometries

Composer Emily Howard shares some thoughts about the creative process behind the series Orchestral Geometries.

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music – play – maths

PRiSM Directors composer Emily Howard and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy lead students in a day of mathematical-musical exploration at the RNCM.

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People & Things by Jennifer Walshe

A text which navigates the blurry boundaries between humans and the objects they deem sentient.

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AI Creativity and the Challenge of Time

A new piece written especially for PRiSM Future Music 2# by PRiSM Co-Director Marcus du Sautoy.

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Composing in the Age of Zoom

Sam Salem introduces three new works commissioned for PRiSM Future Music #2 by RNCM Composition students Ellen Sargen, Fraz Ireland and Bofan Ma.

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Generating the Future

Join PRiSM’s Doctoral Researcher Robert Laidlow for a presentation exploring the creative uses of artificial intelligence, featuring quartet performances from members of the BBC Philharmonic and RNCM soloist Vanessa Guinadi.

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A Psychogeography of Latent Space

An artistic reflection on composition in the age of Machine Learning, by Dr Sam Salem.

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A Short History of Neural Synthesis

In this first instalment on AI and music, Chris introduces neural synthesis, an exciting technique that features in the artistic work of the PRiSM team.

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The Raft Breaks

It begins with a single exhalation and ends in the midst of an uncanny, slow, violent storm.

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David De Roure

Meet the PRiSM Technical Director David De Roure, exploring the intersection of maths, algorithms and music.

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Inventing the Lovelace Engine

The Composer and Inventor behind the Lovelace Engine take you from brainstorm to stage.

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Imagining the Analytical Engine – The Creative Process

Interviews with the composers featured in Ada Lovelace | Imagining the Analytical Engine about the compositional process, and the augmented and new instruments featured.

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