Research Output

Results and publications will be documented here as the project progresses.


Conferences and Journal Publications

Affective Calibration of Musical Feature Sets in an Emotionally Intelligent Music Composition System. Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E., Daly, I., Hwang, F., Weaver, J., Nasuto, S., ACM Transactions on Applied Perception Vol 14:3, 1–13, May 2017. doi:10.1145/3059005

Affective Brain Computer Music Interfacing: A Case Study Of Use By An Individual With Huntington’s Disease. Daly, I., Williams, D., Kirke, A., Weaver, J., Malik, A., Hwang, F., Miranda E.R., Nasuto, S.J., in 7th Graz BCI Conference 2017, Austria.18-22 September 2017.

A perceptual and affective evaluation of an affectively-driven engine for video game soundtracking. Williams, D; Mears, J; Kirke, A; Miranda, E; Daly, Ian; Weaver, J; Malik, A; Hwang, Faustina; Nasuto, S. (2016). ACM Computers in Entertainment (CIE) - Special Issue on Musical Metacreation.Volume 14:3 online, December 2016.

Affective Brain-Computer Music Interfacing. Daly, I., Williams, D., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Weaver, J., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J., (2016) Journal of Neural Engineering, 13:4, July 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2560/13/4/046022

An affective brain-computer music interface Daly, I., Williams, D., Kirke, A., Weaver, J., Malik, A., Hwang, F., Eaton, J., Miranda E.R., Nasuto, S.J., International Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Meeting, California, USA, May 30–June 3 2016.

Daly, I., Williams, D., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J., (2015). Identifying music-induced emotions from EEG for use in brain-computer music interfacing. 4th Workshop on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces at the 6th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII2015). Xi’an, China, 21-25 September 2015.

Daly, I., Williams, D., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J., (2015). Towards Human-Computer Music Interaction: Evaluation of an Affectively-Driven Music Generator Via Galvanic Skin Response Measures. IEEE 7th Computer Science & Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC’15). Essex, UK, 24-25 September 2015.

Evaluating the affective potential of a computer-aided composition system in 2-Dimensions. Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Off The Lip Transtechnology Conference, Plymouth, Devon UK, 9-11 September, 2015.

Daly, Ian; Williams, Duncan; Hallowell, James; Hwang, Faustina; Kirke, Alexis; Malik, Asad; Weaver, James; Miranda, Eduardo; Nasuto, Slawomir J. (2015) Music-induced emotions can be predicted from a combination of brain activity and acoustic features. Brain and Cognition, Elsevier, Volume [tbc - accepted].

Williams, Duncan; Kirke, Alexis; Miranda, Eduardo; Daly, Ian; Hallowell, James; Weaver, James; Malik, Asad; Roesch, Etienne; Hwang, Faustina; Nasuto, Slawomir. (2015). Investigating Perceived Emotional Correlates of Rhythmic Density in Algorithmic Music Composition.Transactions on Applied Perception, ACM, Volume 12:3.

Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Daly, I., Hallowell, J., Hwang, F., Malik, A., Weaver, J., Nasuto, S. J. (2015) Affective calibration of a computer aided composition system by listener evaluation. In proceedings of the Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK, 17-22 August 2015.

Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Daly, I., Hallowell, J., Hwang, F., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Nasuto, S. J. (2015) Dynamic Game Soundtrack Generation in Response to a Continuously Varying Emotional Trajectory. In proceedings of the 56th Audio Engineering Society Conference (AES56 - Audio For Games). Queen Mary University of London, UK, February 10-13 2015

Daly, I., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Weaver, J., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J (2014). Automated identification of neural correlates of continous variables Journal of Neuroscience Methods (accepted, online December 26, 2014) [see code and demo files] [pdf]

Daly, I., Malik, A., Hwang, F., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Kirke, A., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J (2014). Investigating music tempo as a feedback mechanism for closed-loop BCI control Brain-Computer Interfaces  Brain Computer Interfaces, Volume 1, Issue 3, Taylor & Francis UK. (online first: November 17, 2014) [pdf] [bib]

Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Roesch, E., Daly, I., & Nasuto, S. (2014). Investigating affect in algorithmic composition systems. Psychology of Music, SAGE (online first: August 15, 2014). [pdf] [bib]

Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Daly, I., Roesch, E., Hwang, F., Malik, A., Weaver, J., Nasuto, S. J. (2014, September). Evaluating Perceptual Separation in a Pilot System for Affective Composition. 40th International Computer Music Conference, 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference (Joint ICMC|SMC2014), 2014, Athens, Greece. [proceedings]

Daly, I., Williams, D., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J. (2014, September). Brain-computer music interfacing for continuous control of musical tempo. 6th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2014, Graz, Austria. [proceedings]

Daly, I., Hallowell, J., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J. (2014, August). Changes in music tempo entrain movement related brain activity. 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'14), Chicago, Illinois, USA. [proceedings]

Daly, I., Malik, A., Hwang, F., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Kirke, A., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J. (2014, June). Neural Correlates of Emotional Responses to Music; An EEG Study. Neuroscience Letters, Volume 573, Pages 52-57, ISSN 0304-3940, Elsevier. [paper]

Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Daly, I., Weaver, J., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Hawng, F., Nasuto, S. J. (2014, June). Music, Mind, and Affective States. Invited keynote at 6th Annual School of Psychology Conference "Mindfield", Plymouth, UK [pdf]

Miranda, E. R. (2013, April). Symphony of Minds Listening. Technarte international conference on art & technology, AlhóndigaBilbao, Bilbao, Spain. [abstract]

Kirke, A., & Miranda, E. R. (2013, April). Emotional and multi-agent systems in computer-aided writing and poetry. Symposium on artificial intelligence and poetry (AISB'13), Exeter University, Exeter, UK.

Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Roesch, E. B. & Nasuto, S. J. (2013, June). Towards Affective Algorithmic Composition. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion (ICME3). Geoff Luck & Olivier Brabant (Eds.). Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. [pdf] [bib]

Kirke, A., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R. (2013, June). Many Worlds: A live action short film which edits itself in real-time based on audience emotional response. 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion (ICME3). Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. [bib]

Miranda, E. R. (2013, July). Music neurotechnology: Research at the crossroads of music and neural engineering. Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT) summer school, University Park, University of Nottingham, UK. [pdf]

Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., & Nasuto, S. J. (2013, July). Artificial affective listening towards a machine learning tool for sound-based emotion therapy and control. Sound and Music Computing Conference, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Eaton, J., & Miranda, E. R. (2013, July). Real-time notation using brainwave control. Sound and Music Computing Conference, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Kirke, A., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R., Bluglass, A., Whyte, C., Pruthi, R., & Eccleston, A. (2013, July). Technical report on a short live-action film whose story with soundtrack are selected in real-time based on audience arousal during performance. Sound and Music Computing Conference, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., & Nasuto, S. J. (2013). Learning to make feelings: Expressive performance as a part of a machine learning tool for sound-based emotion control. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), 7900, Springer, New York, NY, USA, pp490-499.


Impact: in the press

On June 13th 2016 Dr Williams gave an invited public lecture for the Institute of Physics at their branch in Aldermaston, Berkshire, at the AWE. Details can be seen here.

On March 15th 2015 Duncan Williams and Joel Eaton from the Plymouth group presented some of the technology used for generating music by means of affective correlations in EEG to Channel 5's hit series The Gadgetshow. A clip from the show can be seen online here.

In February 2014 BBC News visited the ICCMR and interviewed Professor Miranda about the application of Music Neurotechnology in his piece Activating Memory, which was subsequently premiered at the 2014 Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival (www.pacmf.co.uk)

In September 2012 Wired interviewed Professor Miranda about the project, examining the forthcoming piece Symphony of Minds Listening which was premiered at the Peninsual Arts Contemporary Music Festival in Plymouth, 22-24 February 2013.

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In December 2011 The Engineer previewed the project, including interviews with principal investigators Eduardo Miranda and Slawomir Nasuto, and further commentary from record producer Steve Levine (the Beach Boys, Culture Club) on some of the real-world applications for the results.

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