Humanising music technology

Kingston University, Monday 16 November 2015, 13:30 to 20:00 hrs (GMT)

This event focuses on the role of technology in our engagement with music and the intricate relationship between technology and creativity. The event will cover a broad range of approaches ranging from art music to the fan-based Chiptune phenomena. Participants will also have the opportunity to make music using a ‘hackable’ electronic instrument.

Please note that the D-Box workshop is now fully booked. There are still places left for the main event starting at 4 pm.


13:30 – Musical Hacking with Andrew McPherson (QMUL) and Alan Chamberlain (Nottingham University)
16:00 – Opening
16:10 – TaCEM Project with Michael Clark, Frédéric Dufeu and Peter Manning
17:00 – Short presentations
17:40 –  Dinner break
19:00 – Concert with Torbjorn Hultmark and Matt Wright

A lecture-performance will be given by the turntablist Matt Wright and trumpeter/soprano-trombonist Torbjörn Hultmark, playing a mixture of purely acoustic sounds as well as sounds generated and processed electronically – from the subtly quiet and beautiful to the very powerful and highly energetic. A wide range of emotions, playing techniques and styles. Sometimes composed, sometimes improvised – always unpredictable

As a thread through this performance runs the very personal narrative of how these two musicians have individually, and now for the first time together, developed their work with music and technology. Their belief is that technology is part of humanity, and humanity part of the technological.

Further details and registration are available at:

A flier can be downloaded here.