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Lauren Hayes

Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5802
Biography: 

Lauren Hayes is a musician, improviser, and sound artist who builds and performs with hybrid analogue/digital instruments. She is Assistant Professor of Sound Studies within the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University where she founded the research group Practice and Research in Enactive Sonic Arts (PARIESA). She holds degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy (MA), Digital Composition and Performance (MSc), and Creative Music Practice (PhD), all from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Her research centers around embodied and enactive music cognition, enactive approaches to digital instrument design, and haptic technologies, and has been published in major journals in her field (Contemporary Music Review, Organised Sound, Computer Music Journal). She was recently invited to contribute to the first reader on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), published by Springer. Her work on embodied music education, pedagogy, and technology for children won her the Best Paper Award at the International Computer Music Conference in 2016, and was recently profiled by Cycling ’74.

As a performer and improviser, Hayes explores new strategies for live electronic performance by investigating the performer's physical relationship with the digital realm. Her music lies somewhere between free improv, experimental pop, techno, and noise, and she regularly performs internationally, including at major electronic music festivals such as Moogfest (USA) and Norberg (Sweden). Commissions include EFG London Jazz Festival (2015); four sold-out solo performances for Sonica Festival (2016) in Hamilton Mausoleum, UK, famous for holding the record for the longest echo of any man-made structure; a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast performance for hcmf// as part of its International Showcase (2017); and a co-commissioned work by hcmf// and University of Huddersfield's FluCoMa project (2019).

Hayes composes haptic music that can be experienced as vibration throughout the body, and has given multisensory workshops for various groups, including those with sensory impairment, learning difficulties, and autism. Her person-centered approaches often result in custom built instruments designed specifically for a user. Over the last decade, she has developed bespoke haptic technologies, which has led to current research projects which include investigating the aesthetics of touch, and improving music perception for people who experience hearing loss. She was recently invited to share this research at Ableton's LOOP festival in Berlin (2017).

Hayes has served as a programme committee member and reviewer for several major conferences including NIME, ICMC, MOCO, Eurohaptics, DIS, and was Paper Chair for Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI) in 2019. She also regularly reviews for journals including Leonardo and IEEE Transactions on Haptics, and adjudicates for awards and festivals, including Electroacoustic Improvisation Symposium (EIS 2018) and the PRS Foundation’s Oram Awards (2017-19), which recognise the achievements of women working in sound and music. In 2016, she founded the AME Listening Group, which hosts listening, workshop, and performance opportunities for students throughout ASU. She is an associate of the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Director-At-Large of the International Computer Music Association (ICMA).

Education: 
  • PhD Creative Music Practice, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
  • MSc Digital Composition and Performance, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
  • MA Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Research Interests: 

 

Digital composition and performance, live electronic music, augmented instruments, performance ecologies. 

Haptic technology, enactivism, embodiment, sound and touch.

 

 

Research Group: 

In 2016, I founded the research group: Practice & Research in Enactive Sonic Art (PARIESA).

Publications: 

Select publication list can be found at http://www.pariesa.com/publications.

Please refer to my Google Scholar profile for full list.

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 333Improvising Cyborgs
AME 484Internship
AME 493Honors Thesis
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 598Special Topics
AME 790Reading and Conference
AME 792Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MDC 211Intro to Digital Sound
AME 484Internship
AME 494Special Topics
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 593Applied Project
AME 598Special Topics
AME 792Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 394Special Topics
AME 484Internship
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 598Special Topics
AME 790Reading and Conference
AME 792Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MDC 211Intro to Digital Sound
AME 494Special Topics
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 593Applied Project
AME 598Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 394Special Topics
AME 484Internship
AME 494Special Topics
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 598Special Topics
AME 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MDC 211Intro to Digital Sound
AME 494Special Topics
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 394Special Topics
AME 484Internship
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MDC 211Intro to Digital Sound
AME 494Special Topics
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 394Special Topics
AME 598Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MDC 211Intro to Digital Sound
AME 590Reading And Conference