FAST Industry Day Programme
Abbey Road Studios, Studios 2, 2 pm – 8 pm

Demonstrations Start & Refreshments (2 pm – 2:30 pm)

All demonstrations will be on display throughout the day. Demonstrations include:

  •  Annalist (Graham Klyne, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford)
  • Climb! Archive (Adrian Hazzard, Chris Greenhalgh, Mixed Reality Laboratory, University of Nottingham)
  • Grateful Live (Thomas Wilmering, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London)
  • Semantic Player (Florian Thalmann, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London)
  • MusicLynx (Alo Allik, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London)
  • rCALMA (David Weigl, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford)
  • SOFA (John Pybus, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford)
  • Carolan Guitar (Adrian Hazzard, Mixed Reality Laboratory, University of Nottingham)
Talks (2:30 pm – 3:30 pm)

2:30 pm: Introduction to the FAST project
Mark Sandler (Principal Investigator), Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London

2:45 pm: Semantic Player Technology in Using Future Music Consumption Products
Florian Thalmann, Centre for Digital Music,Queen Mary University of London and Tracy Redhead, The University of Newcastle, Australia.

Florian Thalmann, researcher at the Centre for Digital Music and Tracy Redhead, a musician and researcher, will showcase two works that were created as part of a FAST artist residence and collaboration. The works utilise the semantic player technology to demonstrate the potential of using semantic web technologies in future music consumption products. In particular, the works are instances of dynamic music which includes music that changes with the listeners context, offers ways to interact, or is composed using generative and algorithmic material. The first work is influenced by the weather, time of day and location of the listener, whereas the second work will sound unique in all locations globally,

3:00 pm: The Audio Commons project
George Fazekas, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London

3:10 pm: The Carolan Guitar. an acoustic guitar that tells its life story
Adrian Hazzard, Mixed Reality Laboratory, University of Nottingham

3:20 pm: Open Music Archive
Ben White, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London

Demonstrations & Refreshments cont’d (3:30 pm – 4:40 pm)
Performance  (4:40 pm – 5:00 pm) 

Climb! is a classical composition that uses a self-playing Disklavier piano duetting alongside the pianist. This is controlled by software (Muzicodes and MELD) connected to the piano, which responds to phrases that the pianist plays. Projected visuals and a mobile app give more clues about what is happening.  Composer and pianist Maria Kallionpää will perform Climb!.

Panel & Panel Discussion (5:00 pm – 5:50 pm)

Each panelist will speak for 5 minutes, followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.

Demonstrations cont’d with Drinks & Nibbles followed by Closing Remarks (Professor Sandler) (5:50 pm – 8 pm)