Balandino Di Donato is Lecturer in Creative Computing at University of Leicester. He holds a PhD on on designing embodied human-computer interactions in music performance from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Integra Lab. He was Research Associate at Goldsmiths - University of London's Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Unit (EAVI) where he worked as sound and interaction designer for the development of a wireless EMG board for musical applications as part of the ERC funded project BioMusic led by Prof Atau Tanaka; Integra Lab for the development of Integra Live; and Centro Ricerce Musicali di Roma where he assisted the Comporse Michelangelo Lupone and the artist Licia Gallizia in the realisation of interactive sound art installations.
Alongside his academic career, Balandino is a Sound Artist and musician. He realised award winning sound art installations (Biennale of Contemporary art and Design 2018, Biennale ArteScienza 2019), and performed solo in interanational conferences (NPAPW, ICMC, EmuFest, ElectroAQustica).
From 2007 till 2014, he was a freelance Sound Engineer and Audio Technician. Balandino worked across Europe for international music productions (Katie Perry, Backstreet Boys, Ennio Morricone, 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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