Embedded_Innovate at ROLI

ROLI Seaboard
ROLI Seaboard
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Deadline: Noon Thursday 31st March
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Sound and Music in partnership with ROLI

Embedded_Innovate at ROLI 

We have teamed up with London-based technology company ROLI for a boundary-pushing composer residency to explore the creative potential of their ground breaking new instrument, the Seaboard.

This project is a pilot version of a new strand of our well established creative development programme, Embedded. In this trial of Embedded_Innovate, we will test what it is like having a composer in residence within a commercial organisation and will explore the benefits and new opportunities that could arise from such a partnership.

The Seaboard is a radically new musical instrument that reimagines the piano keyboard as a soft, continuous, highly expressive surface. Through the Sea interface, which allows a pressure-sensitive surface to be built and moulded into any shape or form, a traditional keyboard evolves into an instrument which people can interact with more intuitively, opening up possibilities for engagement beyond ‘trained’ musicians.

This residency with ROLI is an opportunity for an artist to develop inspiring ideas which integrate the Seaboard into new contexts, which might include live performance or sound design, expanding the creative potential of ROLI products but also providing the selected artist with new networks in the commercial music technology sector.Without the pressure of pre-determined performance or creative outcome, the selected composer will have to freedom to explore the instrument and push it to its limits, all the while immersing themselves in the collaborative community of staff and associate artists at ROLI

Sound and Music's Creative Project Leader, Hannah Bujic explained:

“It’s very exciting to be working with ROLI on our pilot of Embedded_Innovate. This is a unique chance for a composer to get to know a new instrument, and to bring new ideas to expanding its creative application.”


How to apply:

Read our application guidlelines

Fill in our application form and equal opportunties form

Deadline: Thursday 31st March

About ROLI 

ROLI is a London-based technology company that is creating a more connected music ecosystem. The award-winning Seaboard RISE and Seaboard GRAND are redefining how expressive a musical instrument can be. NOISE, the free music-making app, turns the iPhone into a powerful handheld instrument. New dimensions of musical expression are opening through Equator, ROLI’s groundbreaking sound engine. As the leading C++ framework for audio, JUCE is making music applications run faster in real time. And Blend.io is building a new community for music collaboration by letting artists share their projects on an open social platform. Through hardware, software, and social products, ROLI is making a new chain of tools for contemporary music creation. 

Sophie Solomon, ROLI's Head of Creator Engagement said:

"We are extremely inspired to kick off our partnership with Sound and Music to find a Composer-in-Residence to work closely with the ROLI team to explore further the expressive potential of the Seaboard."

 


About Embedded 

Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative-artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the PRS for Music FoundationEmbedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations.

Embedded_Innovate is a pilot off-shoot of this programme, testing what it is like having a composer in residence for a commercial organisation and will explore the benefits and new opportunities that could arise from such a partnership.

In partnership with

ROLI

 

How to apply

Read our application guidlelines

Fill in our application form and equal opportunties form

Deadline: Thursday 31st March

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