Archive for ‘Group Projects’

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:

December 12th, 2011

Event: Lunchtime Concert at SARC

Christos Michalakos and Lauren Sarah Hayes will give the lunchtime concert in the Sonic Lab, SARC, Queen’s University Belfast, 23rd February 2011. Details to follow!

November 7th, 2011

ICC: Inventor Composer Coaction

We are pleased to welcome proposals for new digital or electronic musical instruments for the collaborative venture taking place at the University of Edinburgh in early 2012. Please follow this link for the call for instruments.

July 4th, 2011

Socks and Ammo

Socks and Ammo for piano, percussion and live electronics, is a new work investigating novel methods of communication between laptop and performer, as well as performer and performer, in an improvisational setting, using a vibrotactile feedback communication system.

First performance:
Hayes / Michalakos :: Socks and Ammo v.1 @ Sonorities Festival 09.04.11 by ElleEsAich
Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen’s University Belfast, 9th April 2011.

Second performance:
New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 1st June 2011, Oslo, Norway.



May 8th, 2011


LLEAPP was hosted in 2011 by Bill Vine at the University of East Anglia.

More information and selected writings and videos can be found here:


June 29th, 2010

LLEAPP 2010, Newcastle University

LLEAPP was hosted in 2010 by Adam Parkinson and Nick Williams at Newcastle University.

Videos of final performances can be found here.

November 16th, 2009

Outside the Box

Outside the Box: practice, participation and method in live electronic music

A one-day postgraduate conference featuring paper sessions, a workshop, keynote speaker Leigh Landy, and an evening concert of live electronic music.

Monday 16 November 2009
Venue: Department of Music, City University London EC1V 0HB
Organiser: Owen Green (research student, City University London)

Here is a video of one of our performances from the evening:
Outside the Box

May 27th, 2009

LLEAPP 2009, University of Edinburgh

LLEAPP (Laboratory for Laptop and Electronic Audio Performance Practice) is a cross-discipline researcher led project that provides a forum for exploring shared issues around sound, composition, performance and technology and to foster collaborative, practice-based research between practitioners at Edinburgh University and invited partipants from SARC, UEA, City University London and the International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) at Newcastle University.

It was set up in 2009 by Owen Green, Lauren Hayes, Jules Rawlinson and Sean Williams funded by the Roberts Fund for Researcher-Led Initiatives, and supported by Martin Parker.

Details including participants of the first LLEAPP, Edinburgh, 2009 can be found here.

Videos of the final performances can be found here.

January 9th, 2009

Hungry like the Wolff

Release early, release often. Such is the mantra of software engineers (well, some) and keepers of hounds, and strikes me as good advice. As such, Dave, Sean and I are gigging our current efforts with For 1, 2 or 3 People at the risk-free-yet-sonically-challenged Forest Cafe this Friday (9th Jan) in front of a variably interested audience.

In the meantime though, the three of us have had two more sessions, this time down in the practice room with the modular synths.

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