Composing Music For Your Inner Ear

Composing Music For Your Inner Ear
technology

Audio visual wizard Robin Fox has been nominated for the prestigious Future Everything Award for his ongoing research into musical works tailored specifically for cochlear implants.

Stephen Fortune
  • 4 may 2011

Audio visual wizard Robin Fox has been nominated for the prestigious Future Everything Award for his ongoing research into musical works tailored specifically for cochlear implants.

Throughout the years, leaps and bounds have been made in improving the clarity of inner ear implants, but the adequate conveying of music has to date eluded engineers, with the the perception of musical qualities like pitch and timbre and proving problematic. Addressing how alienating this must be given the strong social aspect involved in enjoying music, Fox has been engaged in research which works with the affordances of the implant rather than try to shoehorn compositions into existing technical capacities.

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