'Sonic Worlds: Works from MTI²' on Rasų radijas, Lithuania

Lithuanian online radio station Rasų radijas is hosting a monthly series titled 'Sonic Worlds: Works from MTI²', celebrating the compositional work of MTI².

The next episode airs TONIGHT Friday January 7th at 8pm (6pm UK time), featuring Rick Nance's 'Silver Birch'.


The first two episodes featured James Andean's 'Valdrada', and Louise Rossiter's 'Fairytale journey on the bloodstream':



Future episodes will feature works by Simon Atkinson, Peter Batchelor, Leigh Landy, and Anna Xambó.

Jefferson Park EXP with Visda Goudarzi/Anna Xambó and Gerard Roma – 21 November 2021


Jefferson Park EXP with Visda Goudarzi / Anna Xambó and Gerard Roma – Sunday 21 November at 2pm (CST/UTC-06) on Twitch:

‘immerse in the lake’ is a remote live coding performance for two laptop performers distributed on two different continents. The performance is based on processing sound generated by crowdsourced and personal site-specific field recordings from Chicago throughout the year. The piece is a real-time improvisation and a free interpretation of John Cage’s ‘A Dip in the Lake’.

Visda Goudarzi and Anna Xambó started this collaboration in summer 2021 for the performance “Livesourcing: Audience Participation in a Live Coding Performance” premiered at Ear Taxi Festival, Chicago, IL, USA. 

Gerard Roma investigates the inner life of sounds by poking at computers and other electronic circuits. His work often involves digital transformation of recorded sound textures coerced into algorithmic forms via live coding and self-made audio-visual instruments. 

More info of the event here.

This week: MTI² hosts EMS21 conference!

This week MTI² is very proud to be hosting the 2021 EMS conference!


Music, Technology and Innovation – Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)

De Montfort University, Leicester UK
Wed. 10 – Sat. 13 November 2021

EMS21 Conference Theme: Future Directions of Electroacoustic Music Studies

Celebrating 20 years of Music, Technology & Innovation at De Montfort University, and 25 years of the ‘Organised Sound’ journal, 2021 is an opportune moment to investigate the state of our field and, perhaps more importantly, look to the future. As sonic creativity continues to develop rapidly, its field of study is arguably still in search of itself. Are we suffering from the old adage that music cannot be studied until it has existed for a long time? Or perhaps from our field being too interdisciplinary in nature?

EMS21 seeks to present, alongside up-to-date research results, a number of papers investigating how today’s and tomorrow’s specialists expect this important field to evolve. Will it settle in as a contemporary sub-area of musicology? Or will it find its own foci of scholarly endeavour thanks to the fact that it incorporates all sounds as well as many forms of technology?

Keynote Speakers:
Georgina Born (Oxford University)
Simon Emmerson (De Montfort University)

Dirty Dialogues: Live Album Release


Dirty Dialogues album cover. Album art and design by Angela Guyton.

It is our pleasure to announce the new album release Dirty Dialogues on Chicago netlabel pan y rosas discos, a collaboration between Dirty Electronics Ensemble led by John Richards, Jon.Ogara, and Anna Xambó. The album art and design have been carefully crafted by Angela Guyton.

Here's the press release of the album:  

Dirty Dialogues is an encounter between Dirty Electronics Ensemble, Jon.Ogara and Anna Xambó in a free music improvisation session after a long pandemic lockdown. Thirteen musicians on stage combining analogue and digital instruments, acoustic and electronic materials, live coding and DIY sound-making techniques. An intense polymorphic journey of sonic exploration and chaos, which is especially recommended for noise music lovers.

You can find out further information and download the album from:

* Dirty Dialogues on www.panyrosasdiscos.org.
* Dirty Dialogues on panyrosasdiscos.bandcamp.com.

All the proceeds from this album will be donated to Freesound.

The MIRLCAuto is a project funded by EPSRC HDI Network Plus Grant.

MTI² alum Louise Rossiter wins 2021 Prix Russolo!

MTI² alumna Louise Rossiter has won first prize at the 2021 Prix Russolo competition:


Congratulations to Louise, who was up against some stiff competition, including works by two past winners of the award...

Concert: Prix Russolo Finalists, feat. MTI² alum Louise Rossiter

 This week, the finalists for this year's Prix Russolo will be presented in Leicester at The Western Pub Theatre, including work by MTI² alumna Louise Rossiter:


Wednesday September 29th 2021, 7:30 pm
The Western Pub Theatre, 70 Western Rd, Leicester LE3 0GA

Visda Goudarzi and Anna Xambó @ Chicago's Ear Taxi Festival, Friday 24 September 2021


On Friday 24 September at 12:00 PM (UTC-05:00, Chicago time) / 6:00 PM (UTC+01:00, London time), Visda Goudarzi and Anna Xambó will be presenting "Livesourcing: Audience Participation in a Live Coding Performance", an online performance at Ear Taxi Festival in Chicago.

Livesourcing: Audience Participation in a Live Coding Performance by Visda Goudarzi and Anna Xambó
12:00 PM (UTC-05:00, Chicago time) virtual performance with audience participation
View performance here

Livesourcing is a participatory remote live coding performance for audience members and laptop performers. The performance is based on processing sound generated by crowdsourced and personal site-specific sounds from Chicago combined with the audience’s influence in real time in a free interpretation of John Cage's A Dip in the Lake.

More info here