Balandino Di Donato is Lecturer in Interactive Audio in the Sound Design programme at Edinburgh Napier University . He holds a PhD in designing embodied human-computer interactions in music performance from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Integra Lab. Formerly, he was Lecturer in Creative Computing at the University of Leicester. From 2018 till 2019 he was Research Associate at Goldsmiths - University of London's Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Unit (EAVI) for the realisation of a wireless EMG board and AI-driven software for musical applications, as part of the ERC funded project BioMusic led by Prof Atau Tanaka. Previously, he worked at Integra Live on the Integra Live development, and at Centro Ricerche Musicali di Roma, he assisted the Composer Michelangelo Lupone and the artist Licia Gallizia in the realisation of interactive sound art installations. Alongside his academic career, Balandino is a Sound Artist. He realised award-winning sound art installations (Biennale of Contemporary art and Design 2018, Biennale ArteScienza 2019) and performed in international conferences (NPAPW, ICMC, EmuFest, ElectroAQustica). From 2007 till 2014, he was a freelance Sound Engineer and Audio Technician supporting international music productions (Katie Perry, Backstreet Boys, McBusted, The Voice, Carl Palmer, etc).

Research interests

  • Sound Art
  • Music Technology
  • Interactive Music Performance
  • Interaction Design (IxD)
  • Aural Diversity
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

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