Archive for ‘Lauren Sarah Hayes’

May 1st, 2013

LLEAPP 2013, UoE

LLEAPP (Laboratory for Laptop and Electronic Audio Performance Practice) came home in April 2013, with some changes to the format of the event, most notably the employment of a Musical Director (the excellent Jan Hendrickse), and the decision to stage two performance events, the first being an introductory showcase, and the second inspired by The Odyssey.

Watch a short video showing some of the second performance

Performance setup in Inspace

Thanks to ECA Devolved Researchers Fund, Inspace and Lucy Kendra

More information at

May 21st, 2012

Inventor Composer Coaction

Photo by Jakub Gloser

We teamed up with the Red Note Ensemble for a special edition of Noisy Nights at the Jam House, Edinburgh. The Inventor Composer Coaction was a long-term project, designed to facilitate collaboration between composers and developers of bespoke digital or electronic instruments, for the creation of new music. We paired seven postgraduate composers from the University of Edinburgh (Jessica Aslan, Lauren Sarah Hayes, Stuart MacRae, Christos Michalakos, Shiori Usui, Harry Whalley & Richard Worth) with seven new digital instruments, designed by Marco Donnarumma (University of Edinburgh), Oli Larkin (University of Leeds), John Matthias (University of Plymouth), Adam Place (Bristol), Diemo Schwarz (IRCAM, Paris) & Ed Wright (University of Bangor). Details of the project at:

March 21st, 2012

Article on Instrument Making featuring ‘kontroll’

The most recent edition of Danish music magazine Seismograf takes a look at the theme of instrument making. Rasmus Holmboe has written an insightful article which ties my own work into the piano-rich history of instrument exploration.

Original article:

Click here for a crude translation if your Danish isn’t up to scratch!


March 3rd, 2012

Publication in Networked Electroacoustic Music edition of Organised Sound

Organised Sound New publication: Hayes, L & Michalakos, C.

Imposing a Networked Vibrotactile Communication System for  Improvisational Suggestion

in Organised Sound, Volume 17, Networked Electroacoustic Music. Cambridge University Press.

December 12th, 2011

Elektron Musik Studion

It was fantastic to spend a full week at the Elektron Music Studion in Södermalm, Stockholm. Mats Lindström is the director. I worked in Studio 4 with the Buchla 200 system. A few more pictures here. This was followed by a live radio broadcast of kontroll on Swedish radio station P2 available here. The show is called Monitor, produced by Erik Mikael Karlsson and Lisa Wall, and plays a great range of new music and sound art. Erik and Mats have both performed at Soundings in Edinburgh years ago. It would be great to see them back in Edinburgh again!

July 4th, 2011

Vibrotactile Feedback-Assisted Performance

This work was presented at New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2011), May 2011, in Oslo, Norway and is available here.

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