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“An experimental composer from Ireland, Stephen Roddy proves equally adept at crushing soundscapes as he does mysterious melodies.”

- Bandcamp New & Notable, March 2022.

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Stephen Roddy is a Musician, Researcher, and Lecturer working in computing and the arts (sound, music, digital) at the Radical Humanities Lab and the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork. He holds a Ph.D. in sonification: the use of sound to perceptualize data and convey information. Stephen’s research explores the application of auditory display, internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) techniques, in sound and music computing contexts. This work uses both engineering design and practice-based research methods, with theoretical roots in cybernetics and embodied cognitive science.

Stephen’s previous projects have involved the design of auditory display solutions for large-scale IoT networks and investigated the integration of sonification and AI/ML techniques in generative music, sound art, and digital art applications. Much of this work was carried out under an IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at CONNECT: the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications, at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), and subsequently at the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at TCD. His work is widely disseminated through peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

Stephen maintains a vibrant and diverse creative arts practice which forms a core component of his research activity. His creative projects span a variety of media and styles, including music composition and performance, generative and data-driven music and art practices, digital art, and sound art. His creative work, described as majestic and sweeping yet beautifully unsettling, is frequently performed and installed at home and abroad. His most recent musical work Leviathan is available through Fiadh Productions. Recent events have included the Wrong Biennale, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and the Earth Rising Festival at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

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The Signal to Noise Loops Project: Data-driven Generative Music w/AI&ML.

The Body in the Machine: Music Composition & Computer Art w/AI/ML

The Zones Project: Immersive & Reactive XR Environments

Music Composition for Dance & Stage

Sonification & Musification for Performance & Installation

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