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Dr. Stephen Roddy is a researcher in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), a Composer/Performer and an Irish Research Council, Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Stephen holds a PhD in Sonification: the science and art of representing data with sound, from Trinity College Dublin. He also holds a B.Sc in Music Media and Performance Technology and an M.A in Music Technology from DMARC at the University of Limerick. His current academic research employs empirical and mixed method strategies in the development of creative sonification systems for large-scale IOT networks. These systems employ communicative and effective sonification mapping strategies which exploit listeners' embodied cognitive faculties to create rich sonic experiences of the original data source. His academic work has been widely disseminated through conferences and peer-reviewed publications. His artistic work includes installation, data–driven music and sonification, guitar-based performance, acousmatic compositions and collaborations with dancers, choreographers, traditional instrumentalists and other sound artists. It explores the phenomenology of embodiment and how the relationship between body and mind influences sound making activities. Stephen releases music independently online for personal listening and his concert pieces and live works are performed internationally. Recent performances include the Helicotrema Recorded Audio Festival in Venice, the Contemporary Music Centre’s Salon Series at the National Concert Hall of Ireland and Dublin Dance Festival's Embodied at the GPO and the Sonorities Contemporary Music Festival. 


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Peer Reviewed Papers:

Roddy (2017) Composing The Good Ship Hibernia and the Hole in the Bottom of the World. In Proceedings of Audio Mostly 2017 23-26 August 2017.

Roddy (2017) Absolute Nothingness: The Kyoto School and Soundart Practice. In Proceedings of Invisible Places 2017 (Forthcoming).

Roddy, S, & Bridges, B. (2016) Sounding Human with Data: The Role of Embodied Conceptual Metaphors and Aesthetics in Representing and Exploring Data Sets. In Proceedings of the Music Technology Workshop 2016  June 10th, Michael Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin, Dublin,  (pp. 64-76).

Roddy, S., & Furlong, D. (2015). Embodied Auditory Display Affordances. In Proceedings of the 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference: National University of Ireland Maynooth (pp. 477-484).

Roddy, S., & Furlong, D. (2015). Sonification Listening: An Empirical Embodied Approach. In Proceedings of The 21st International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2015) July 8–10, 2015, Graz, Austria. (pp.181-187).

Roddy, S., & Furlong, D. (2014). Embodied Aesthetics in Auditory Display. Organised Sound, 19(01), 70-77.

Roddy, S., & Furlong, D. (2013). Embodied cognition in auditory display. In Proceedings Of the 19th International Conference on Auditory Display, July 6-10 Łódź, Poland ( pp. 127-134).

Roddy, S., & Furlong, D. (2013). Rethinking the Transmission Medium in Live Computer Music Performance. Presented at the Irish Sound Science and Technology Convocation, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.


Recent Performances and Installations:

Noise Loops for Laptop, Improvised Electric Guitar and Dublin City Noise Level Data @ Sonic Dreams 2017, Sonic Arts Waterford, September 30th 2017.

Hear This Dance for @ Dance House for Dance Ireland Residency w/Niall Vallely and Sibeal Davitt, September 14th 2017.

The Good Ship Hibernia @ Audio Mostly Queen Mary University London 23-26 August 2017.

The Good Ship Hibernia @ The 2017 ICAD Concert, Playhouse Theatre, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA 20-23 June 2017.

Symmetric Relations and Hidden Rotations @ Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music @ Belfast November 24-26 2016.

Zones 1.5 w/Alan Dormer @ The International Digital Empathy Workshop @ Ulster University October 31st 2016.

Zones 1 w/Alan Dormer @ Irish Sound Science and Technology Convocation @ Ulster University September 7th-9th 2016.

Symmetric Relations and Hidden Rotations @ Irish Sound Science and Technology Convocation @ Ulster University September 7th-9th 2016.

Fógraím/I Proclaim w/Sibéal Davitt & Tristan Rosenstock @ Embodied, The GPO Witness History Centre 20th -22nd of April 2016.

Fógraím/ I Proclaim w/Sibéal Davitt & Tristan Rosenstock @ The Cube, NUIG, September 22nd, 2016.

Jean Luc Nancy Indices 21 7 and 3 w/AMAE/De Pinto and Jean Luc Nancy @ Helicotrema Recorded Audio Festival, Pinault Foundation, Punta Della Dogana/Palazzo Grassi, November 4th 2015.

Doom & Gloom @ Irish sound Science & Technology Convocation, UL & MIC, Limerick, Ireland August 12-13 2015.

Doom & Gloom @ Sound and Music Computing Concert, NUI Maynooth, Ireland: July 30th -August 1st, 2015.

Doom & Gloom @ International Community for Auditory Display Concert, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria: 8-10 July 2015.

Extensive Structure no 1, The Human Cost, Doom & Gloom @ Contemporary Music Centre Spring Salon Series,  National Concert Hall, Kevin Barry Room March 24th 2015.

Idle Hands- A 31-Part Exploration Of Irish Unemployment From 1983 - 2014 In G Major @ Irish Sound Signal and Technology Convocation @ NUI Maynooth, Ireland August 2014.


Previous Performances and Installations:

Eleven w/ Amy Prendergast @ The Irish World Academy Limerick, 2011.
(You)th Share w/ Legitimate Bodies Dance Company w/Cristina Golletti & Nick Bryson @ Birr Theatre & Arts Centre 2010.
Romeo & Juliet w/ Legitimate Bodies Dance Company w/Cristina Golletti & Nick Bryson @ Birr Theatre & Arts Centre 2010.
Pinocchio - Dance of the Long Nose w/ Legitimate Bodies Dance Company w/Cristina Golletti & Nick Bryson @ Birr Theatre & Arts Centre 2009.


Fúsball @ DMARC, University of Limerick, 2009.


Broadcasts:

Symmetric Relations and Hidden Rotations - Nova Sunday 13 September 2015 - Nova RTÉ lyric fm.
No Output: Cellular Storm Nova Sunday 11 October 2015 - Nova RTÉ lyric fm.
Extensive Structure No 1 - Nova Sunday 8 November 2015 - Nova RTÉ lyric fm.
Excerpts from Fógraim/I Proclaim - Arena Tuesday 5 April 2016 - Arena - RTÉ 1.
The Good Ship Hibernia and the Hole in the Bottom of the World - Glór Mundo 27th September 2017 - Glór Mundo - 93.7fm.
Cellular Storm [Excerpt] & The Good Ship Hibernia and the Hole in the Bottom of the World - Glór Mundo 29th September 2017 - Glór Mundo - 93.7fm.
Sketch 2, Improvised Guitar Take 1 - Glór Mundo 4th October 2017 - Glór Mundo - 93.7fm.


Independent Releases:

Purple Waves Stardust Sonata The Human Cost Natural Drift 63 Variations on the Body Untitled #1 Line-in:R Terminus Abruptus Alethia


Talks & Lectures:

Data-driven Sound for Raising Awareness, Public Outreach and Insight Generation in Complex Data Sets @ I.NY Creative Education Symposium, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, October 11th 2017.

Embodied Sonification @ D.A.T.A: Dublin Arts and Technology Association, The Connect Centre, November 3rd 2016.

Sounding Human with Data: The Role of Embodied Conceptual Metaphors and Aesthetics in Representing and Exploring Data Sets  @ The International Digital Empathy Workshop, Ulster University, October 31st 2016.

Sound Place and Multi-place @ The Irish Sound Science and Technology Association Conference, Ulster University, September 7th 2016.

Sonification @ The Connect Centre for Future Networks and Communications, Trinity College Dublin, August 2016.

Empirical Research Methods in Music and Media Technologies Seminar 2, 2016 @ Music and Media Technologies, Trinity College Dublin.

Sounding Human with Data: The Role of Embodied Conceptual Metaphors and Aesthetics in Representing and Exploring Data Sets @ Music Technology Workshop 2016, Michael Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin, June 10th 2016. 

Data Listening @ Discover Research Dublin 2015, Trinity College Dublin.

Empirical Research Methods in Music and Media Technologies Seminar 1, 2015 @ Music and Media Technologies, Trinity College Dublin.

Sonification and the Digital Divide @ Digital Material Conference, National University of Ireland Galway, May 21st 2015.

Sonification, Soundart & IOT @ The Arts and Technology Research Lab, Trinity College Dublin, December 12th 2016.