Digital Audio Arts Special Projects
Development of a digital musical instrument, known as the Silent Drum, by DAA student, Mathew Hellawell as part of course on Applied Research in Digital Audio Arts based on an Original design of Silent Drum by composer Jaime Oliver
Hellawell composed incidental music, using the Silent Drum, for Theatre and Dramatic Arts’ production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (directed by Brian Parkinson), in February, 2012. He also gave a solo performance as part of Experience Fine Arts Day, 2012, and in concert for Integra Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble.
DAA student Shaun Bellamy constructed a "Meta Saxophone”, augmented instrument funded by a Mentors in Creative Research Grant (Research and Innovation Services). Bellamy composed for, and performed on the Meta Saxophone. He developed a solo piece for his graduation recital in Composition, as well as composing a group composition featuring Meta Saxophone, piano, and digital turntable.