Andrew R Brown

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Andrew R Brown

About

Andrew R. Brown is an active computer musician, computational artist, designer of creative tools, researcher, educator and supervisor of research students. He works as Professor of Digital Arts at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. His research activities focus on modelling creative intelligence, the aesthetics of computational processes, and the design of generative and interactive audiovisual experiences.

On Board Call

The On Board Call is a hand-held gesture-controlled device that performs synthesised imitations of wildlife calls. These include the sounds of birds, frogs, fish, and the like. Wildlife calls are diverse and often complex, the …

Audio Assemblage

This interactive audio installation features human-machine co-creation of emerging sonic structures. Participants become part of a network of bespoke sonic agents – simple computational machines that listen to, and respond with, sound – to create …

Botanica Soundscapes

Botanica Soundscapes are a suite of ambient musical works designed as a self-guided, mobile phone based, audio-enhanced experience of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Soundscapes are geotagged and triggered by location. The sound walk plays a …

Chatterbox

Chatterbox is an interactive installation that allows audiences to communicate with it through proximity. Chatterbox plays on the idea that voice communication is possible, even in times of social distancing, but that it can be …

Micro Mono Control

The Micro Mono Control (MMC) is a DIY MIDI controller and monophonic synthesizer based on the Arduino Pro Micro running the MIDIUSB and Mozzi audio libraries. Designed by Andrew R. Brown with great assistance from …

Scratch Music Projects

This book introduces readers to concepts in computational thinking and coding alongside parallel concepts in music, creative sound, and interaction. In this practical, project-based book, music students, educators, and coders are assisted to engage with …

Pi Shaker

In late 2019 I hosted at Griffith University a visit from visiting researcher Dr. Vesa Norilo from the Sibelius Academy in Finland. During his visit, Vesa worked with me on new tools and techniques for …

Real-Time Systems

In the Real-Time Systems course, which is part of the Creative Music Technology major of the Bachelor of Music at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, students create and perform bespoke software instruments using Pure Data (Pd), …

Immersive Audio-visual Objects

Mauricio Iregui (PhD) This project, Immersive Audio-visual Objects: New Opportunities at the Intersection of Electronic Music and Interactive Visual Media, queries how we experience sound and moving image, with a particular emphasis on immersivity. The …

Music on SoundCloud

Over the years I’ve posted various musical creations on my SoundCloud account. It provides an overview of my creative journey and features the many approaches I’ve adopted in my co-creative practice with algorithmic systems.

Visualising disillusionment with politics: An exploration of remixed media and commercial design practices

Rae Cooper (DVA) This research aims to further establish the position of visual communication design as an agent of meta-systemic political engagement. It responds to the question: “How can visual communication design visualise disillusionment with …