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.

CreateAlbum(“Piano”);

Combining two of my passions, piano and algorithmic music, has resulted in the release of the second studio album by generative music group, Music Non Stop (MNS) titled CreateAlbum(“Piano”);. The album was produced during development …

Crafting sonic expression: Absurdist costume-based instruments for novel participant experience

Tara Pattenden – PhD This project will combine wearables with participatory practices to discover how costume-based, audience-worn instruments – with visually impactful and intuitive electronic interfaces – can enhance engagement and expression for co-authored audience …

On Board Drone Machine

The Drone Machine is a 5-voice DIY synthesizer built on the OnBoard sProject PCB. Powered by an ESP32-S3 microcontroller with audio out via a stereo I2S DAC board, the Drone Machine takes advantage of the …

T.H.E.M.

T.H.E.M. (The Handmade Electric Machines) are human-powered electronic sound sculptures exploring the generation of electronic sound through the transference of energy from human kinetic action. Three T.H.E.M. each comprise two different sound and light-making mechanisms …

COUNTERSOUL

COUNTERSOUL is a digital media artwork created by the group Music Non Stop. (Andrew R. Brown, DEFSTALKR, and Nichaols Coleman). It makes history as the first generative musical composition to be inscribed onto the Bitcoin …

Diddley Code

This was my submission to the Genuary 2023 prompt ‘generative music’. Inspired by awesome performances on the single-string diddley bow, this work generates its sound and performance in the web browser. Using the Web Audio …

Lilium

Lilium is a post-digital cine-symphonic mural that depicts a supernatural world inhabited by playful and energetic hybrid species. Lilium explores overlooked cycles of life and death are expressed through disparate temporalities – generative sound and …

Beneath Maiwar

Beneath Maiwar is an immersive audio experience based on underwater sounds of the Brisbane river. The quadraphonic algorithmically generated audio installation provides a brief glimpse into the hidden world under the river’s surface. As a …

On Board Quadra

The Quadra is a DIY beat box based on a custom-designed PCB and powered by an ESP32 microprocessor running software using my M16 audio synthesis library. The PCB includes space underneath for an I2S audio …

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 …

Audio-Visual Interiors

Audio-Visual Interiors is a quadraphonic audio-visual composition performed by the live electronic duo of John R. Ferguson and Andrew R. Brown. Both composers have developed bespoke instruments for this work. Andrew R. Brown explores ring modulation …

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), …