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Fixed term appointment for 60 months, commencing September 2017, Full time
The School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield is looking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Creative Coding Practice in Music, to join an exciting research project at the frontier of spectral processing, machine learning, and computer composition.The main focus of the Fluid Corpus Manipulation project (FluCoMa) is to empower techno-fluent composers with the latest advances of signal decomposition and machine learning, in order to explore high-level manipulations of large sound banks from within their creative coding workflow. This will be achieved through the creation and dissemination of cutting-edge software extension toolboxes for the two leading environments used by this community of practice-based researchers, namely Max and SuperCollider. The project is funded by the European Research Council, through its prestigious Consolidator Grants programme.As Research Fellow in Creative Coding Practice, you will be researching the most potent methodologies for such empowerment, through iterative development and testing of the toolboxes within your practice, and within the communities of creative coding researchers.You will be a practice-based researcher in the field of creative coding within computer composition and/or musicology, mastering one of the leading coding environments. You will hold a PhD in a relevant subject at the time of starting, with a strong track record of publications in the form of music, papers, and/or software.As well as contributing to the design of the toolboxes within your practice-based projects, you will develop dissemination material to research how best to support multiple divergent uses of the tools within many different creative coding workflows, by running workshops, plenaries, and concerts. You will also pursue your own strand of research in the wider field of creative coding to contribute to the FluCoMa objectives.You will be part of a small and flexible team of creative coders and composers, hosted within the dynamic research environment offered by the Centre for Research in New Music and its Creative Coding Lab, as well as the Huddersfield Immersive Sound System (thehiss.org), world-renowned for its concert series, research papers, and software libraries.
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