Tony is a creative digital artist, with experience ranging across academic work and professional practice. Originally from a pure music background (classical and jazz performance/composition), his practice has become focused on digital arts. Since being introduced to computer music during his masters studies, he continued to develop this interest for sonic and coding intersections during the course of doctoral research. This work and subsequent post-doctoral research focused on spatial audio in the area of ambisonics and spectral spatialisation. This included both technical development and compositional output. Since then, his practice has grown to incorporate web technologies, data science and machine learning in the production of creative works.
Recently completed projects include; • the development of an online interactive learning space, research in a box; activating women in sound, for the women in sound women on sound (wiswos) organisation. • publications in the audio engineering society in the area of ambisonics for spatial audio in domestic interactive environments. • original compositions performed in Europe, US and Asia.
Current work is on a project called Ringmind - this is an art-science collaboration between visual and sonic artists and academics from astrophysics, computer science, humanities and social sciences. It will take as its focus the self-organising powers of planetary rings (such as those around Saturn) as researched by astrophysicists. It will also consider the self-organising powers of planetary rings, finding ways to present these dynamics visually and sonically for diverse audiences.