Dr Richard Hoadley
Anglia Ruskin University
In recent years the musician, composer and technologist Richard Hoadley has focused on the role of technology in musical composition and performance. In particular this includes the design, construction and implementation of physical interfaces along with algorithmic software to generate such compositions as 'One Hundred and Twenty Seven Haikus'. He is currently developing a suite of physical interfaces including 'Gaggle', 'Wired' and the 'Metapiano' - hardware/software systems designed for physical interactions with digital algorithms in particular with the public and dancers. After graduating from the universities of Bristol and Durham (PhD), he was awarded the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust Composer-in-Residency at Charterhouse School. His instrumental compositions include 'Only Connect', an orchestral work recorded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and broadcast on BBC Radio 3's 'Music in our Time' and 'In Principio' for the BBC Singers. He is currently affiliated with the Digital Performance Laboratory at Anglia Ruskin University.