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

This week! MTI² @ Visiones Sonoras 17

This week MTI² is in full force at CMMAS's Visiones Sonoras 17 International Festival of Music and New Technologies!

The festival takes place online, and much of it is free and open to all, with presentations and concerts available online at any time.

The festival includes presentations by a number of MTI all-stars, including:

Bret Battey: Fluid Audiovisual Counterpoint in Estuaries 3

Leigh Landy: MTI² - Institute for Sonic Creativity: A centre with a vision (and a CMMAS partner)

Simon Emmerson: Memories and Feelings of Sound

John Young: Partial Objects: A perspective on Spectralism

John Richards: The Music of Things

All are accessible via the full list of presentations: https://en.cmmas.com/conferencias-3

Also, be sure to check out the concert playlist of recent audio-visual works by students of MTI, including Sebastiano Gualtieri, Phoebe Scoutari, Samuel Thomas, Mick Ryan, and Wil Morrison:


General info on participating in the full range of this year's Visiones Sonoras events is available here:


TONIGHT! 6pm UK time: CIME 2021 Festival online concert

TONIGHT!! The CIME (International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music) 2021 Festival features an online concert of new international works, including acousmatic work by MTI undergrad Matthew Thompson & audiovisual work by MTI alumnus Wil Morrıson! 

Friday September 17th, 6pm UK time.



Leigh Landy: 'Teaching Electronic Music: Cultural, Creative, and Analytical Perspectives'

This month Routledge is publishing the book 'Teaching Electronic Music: Cultural, Creative, and Analytical Perspectives', including a chapter by MTI² director Leigh Landy titled ‘It’s Not (Just) About History and, by the Way, Which History?’


"Teaching Electronic Music: Cultural, Creative, and Analytical Perspectives offers innovative and practical techniques for teaching electronic music in a wide range of classroom settings. Across a dozen essays, an array of contributors—including practitioners in musicology, art history, ethnomusicology, music theory, performance, and composition—reflect on the challenges of teaching electronic music, highlighting pedagogical strategies while addressing questions such as:

What can instructors do to expand and diversify musical knowledge?

Can the study of electronic music foster critical reflection on technology?

What are the implications of a digital culture that allows so many to be producers of music?

How can instructors engage students in creative experimentation with sound?

Electronic music presents unique possibilities and challenges to instructors of music history courses, calling for careful attention to creative curricula, historiographies, repertoires, and practices. Teaching Electronic Music features practical models of instruction as well as paths for further inquiry, identifying untapped methodological directions with broad interest and wide applicability."

MTI's Anna Xambó gives keynote @ Web Audio Conference 2021, 5-7 July

MTI's Anna Xambó will be giving a keynote on Monday, July 5th, at the Web Audio Conference 2021, which this year is taking place online:


The conference runs from July 5th to 7th - full programme available here:

MTI's Anna Xambó will be also performing on Tuesday, July 6th, a live coding session named "Live Coding with Crowdsourced Sounds and A Virtual Agent Companion" scheduled in two timeslots to accommodate different timezones.

Dirty Electronics @ IKLECTIK, July 11th

On Sunday 11 July 2021, Dirty Electronics will be presenting the MONSTROUS ASSEMBLAGE workshop & performance at IKLECTIK in London:


IKLECTIK presents:



Sunday 11 July 2021

Tickets: https://buytickets.at/iklectik/534387


7.30pm (doors 7pm) | £8 early birds / £10 general admission

Dirty Electronics + special guests


2pm – 6pm | £25 | Limited places (12 max)

A workshop-installation and celebration of coming together, group work, physical materials and raw sound.

We will:

create a group performance-installation

generate sound with old motors

build noise circuits (DDS, wood, nails, wire-wrapping)

prepare DIY sound-systems and loudspeakers

resonate found objects

attend to sound

work both individually and collectively

Participants to bring:

Scrap bit of wood

3x AAA battery

Found resonant object


contact: John Richards 07980985718 / contact@dirtyelectronics.org



• We strongly recommend to buy the ticket online.

• There will be hand sanitizers available at the venue.

• On arrival, we’ll be checking guest temperatures with a contact free thermometer. Anyone with temperature above 38 degrees or COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted into the venue.

• Face masks must be worn at all times inside of the venue; please notify us if you are exempt from wearing it.

• If social distancing will not be lifted after the 21st of June, this event will still go ahead but with stricter health and safety measures.


Leigh Landy's ‘E Pluribus Plures’ broadcast premiere

MTI² director Leigh Landy’s latest piece, ‘E Pluribus Plures’, will receive a broadcast premiere on May 19th 2021 at 20.00 (BST) on the radio programme Radioateliér on Czech national radio (https://vltava.rozhlas.cz/program#/2021-05-19), during a broadcast which he is sharing with a new piece by Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (University of Huddersfield). 

(Note that this is a binaural recording, so headphone listening is recommended.)

The piece will receive its concert premiere in October 2021 when Landy is to appear as invited guest composer at the Musicacoustica Festival in Beijing.

Leigh Landy talk @ Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, 19.3.21

MTI² director Leigh Landy has been invited to give a talk at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre on March 19th, entitled ‘The field of electroacoustic music studies and where analysis fits in’: