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Biography:

Dr. Stephen Roddy is a researcher and composer working in the field of auditory display. He 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 the University of Limerick. His academic work employs empirical research methodologies to develop communicative and effective sonification mapping strategies which exploit listeners' embodied cognitive faculties. He is currently carrying out research into auditory display and sonification mapping strategies for large-scale IOT networks. His artistic work includes installation, data–driven music and sonification, guitar performance, dance, theatre and electroacoustic music composition. It explores the phenomenology of embodiment and how the relationship between body and mind influences sound making activities. His recent artistic work has been performed at the Sonorities Contemporary Music Festival, 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.


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Peer Reviewed Papers:

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

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. (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.


Upcoming Projects, Performances & Installations:

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

Zones 2 @ Dublin TBA Project w/Alan Dormer

Dance Ireland Residency Performance TBA w/Sibeal Davitt

58 (+1) Indices on the Body Project with Pier DePinto, AMAE Art and Jean Luc Nancy


Recent Performances and Installations:

The Good Ship Hibernia @ The 2017 ICAD Concert, Playhouse Theatre, Pennsylvania State University, 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

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

Helicotrema Recorded Audio Festival 2015 in Collaboration w/ AMAE/De Pinto and Jean Luc Nancy on the occasion of The Slip of the Tongue Exhibition@ Punta Della Dogana during the Venice Contemporary Art Biennial, November  4th 2015

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

Sound and Music Computing Concert  @NUI Maynooth, Ireland: July 30 -August 1st.

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

Contemporary Music Centre Spring Salon Series @ National Concert Hall, Kevin Barry Room March 24th 2015.

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


Talks & Lectures:

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. 

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


Broadcast:

Nova Sunday 11 October 2015 - Nova - RTÉ lyric fm 
Nova Sunday 8 November 2015 - Nova - RTÉ lyric fm
Nova Sunday 13 September 2015 - Nova - RTÉ lyric fm
Arena Tuesday 5 April 2016 - Arena - RTÉ 1


Album Recordings and Collections:

Purple Waves (2017)
63 Variations on the Body: Compositions w/Jean Luc Nancy, AMAE & DePinto (2016)
Stardust Sonata (2016)
The Human Cost (2015 - 2016)
Untitled #1 (2015 - 2016)
Natural Drift (2015)
Terminus Abruptus (2014)
Line-in R (2014)
Alethia (2013)
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