Started at UWA: 2019
‘Born Global’, The Cultural and Economic Value of Australian Music Exports Industry Report, 2019
Launched prototype music app ‘The Semantic Machine’ at the FAST industry day, Abbey Road Studios, 2018
Winner of the European Commission funded MTF ‘Music Bricks’ incubation award, 2016
The Semantic Machine
The Semantic Machine is a project developed by Tracy Redhead and Dr Florian Thalmann. It uses the Semantic Player technology to create a song that changes based on the weather, time of day and location of the listener. The song changes just like we all do, like it has a mind of its own. This project is part of FAST (Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption), a five-year initiative funded by EPSRC, with partners including Queen Mary University of London, The University of Nottingham, Oxford e-Research Centre, Abbey Road Red, Internet Archive, BBC, Audio Labs and Solid State Logic.
Born Global – Routledge books
This book (under contract with Routledge) is based on an Australia Research Council-funded project investigating the economic and cultural value of Australian music exports. It focuses on the transactions leading towards value-creation in music exports, and the impact of globalisation and digitisation on music exports and their dissemination. It shows how technological innovation, new economic transactions and cultural interactions are changing the global music market, and how national export policies are competing in the global marketplace.
Dynamic Music Production and Composition – proposed book (based on PhD thesis)
Popular music has a history of adjusting to suit new technology and audience demands. However, the digitisation of popular music and its consequent ability to be represented by data has created the potential for music to be entirely transformed by the interactive technologies increasingly dominating our lives on a global scale. This requires new approaches to form and composition that challenge current popular music-making. The book provides a new framework for musicians, composers and producers to explore working with music that can adapt and change with data.
- Artist residency at Djerassi
2019, 2018, 2017
FAST (Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption)
- Project: External Artist Travel and Artist Residencies (London 2017, London 2018 and Kyoto 2019)
- Commission from Nottingham University to compose a sound walk in Nottingham City
‘Born Global’ Report estimates the value of Australian music exports at $195 million PA
‘Born Global: Australian music exports’ is the first comprehensive report examining the cultural and economic value of Australian music exports. It estimates that the Australian music industry makes $195 million from international markets each year.Read more
Music industry faces digitisation challenges, but all is not lost
When radio became popular in the 1920s, many believed this was the end for recording artists and live music. Suddenly, music was being played with no compensation or income streams available.Read more