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About the lab
The Augmented Instruments Laboratory is part of the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary University of London. Founded in 2011, the lab is led by Andrew McPherson and includes members and collaborators from across C4DM, including PhD students on the QMUL Media and Arts Technology programme.
The lab has received funding from EPSRC, AHRC, the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Queen Mary Innovation. In addition to its research and performance activities, it has launched two successful Kickstarter campaigns leading to spinout companies: TouchKeys (Kickstarter; website) and Bela (Kickstarter; website).
Dr Andrew McPherson
S.B. Music, S.B. Electrical Engineering, MIT; M.Eng. Electrical Engineering, MIT; Ph.D. Music Composition, U. Penn. 2009; Postdoc Drexel University MET-lab 2009-2011
Dr Laurel Pardue
S.B. Music, S.B. Electrical Engineering, MIT; M.Eng. Electrical Engineering, MIT; M.Sc. Media Arts & Sciences, MIT 2011; PhD, QMUL Augmented Instruments Laboratory, 2017
Dr Robert Jack
M.A.(hons) Applied Mathematics and Music, University of Glasgow; MMus Studio Composition, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Bachelors in sound recording (Conservatory of Padua), MSc in Digital Music Processing (QMUL)
BSc Music, Multimedia & Electronics, University of Leeds
BSc Music Technology, University of York; MSc by Research Electronic Engineering, University of York Audio Lab
BMus Electronic Music, Conservatorio N. Paganini - Genoa; MMus by Research "Instruments & Interfaces", Institute of Sonology - STEIM (Royal Conservatoire in The Hague)
MMus in Creative Practice - Goldsmiths University of London
BSc Science & Technology of Musical Communication, University of Milan - Milan; MMus Electronic Music & Sound Technology, G.Verdi Conservatory of Music - Milan
Ba(Hons) Costume for the Performing Arts, London College of Fashion; MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins
Courtney Nicole Reed
BMus Electronic Production & Design, Berklee College of Music; MSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London