February 24, 2019 | 2:30 pm 4:00 pm
The House, Plymouth University, Plymouth, England

The research concert showcases research, new ideas and technologies developed by ICCMR composers. The University of Plymouth is a leader in the development of Artificial Intelligence for music. We are pioneers in Music Neurotechnology and on using quantum computing in music.


Davina’s Colour (String Quartet Composed from Colour) by Richard Abbott.
Entangled Brains (Brain-Computer Music Interface and Quantum Computer) by Alexis Kirke.
Queen Canute (Clarinet and Electronics) by Nuria Bonet.

Richard is developing an artificial synaesthesia – cross-talk between different senses – for use in musical composition. Davina’s Colour is a contemporary classical string quartet whose harmony is drawn from colourful photographs documenting the day of an artistic friend. It will be performed by The Happy Quartet.

Alexis is planning to link the brains of two performers to a quantum computer via EEG headsets. Quantum processes acting on their brainwaves will produce the piece Entangled Brain.

Nuria’s new composition will explore the intriguing world of seabird communication. Queen Canute harnesses musical structures in the sounds made by seagulls. Learn more about Nuria’s Queen Canute here.