Nicholas Moroz

Research Interests

Contemporary music, experimental music, sound art, composition, live electronic music, space and spatialisation, musical agency, machine learning, artificial intelligence

 

Area of proposed thesis

My research integrates composition with acoustic and electronic instruments to investigate notions of agency in live electronic music and sound art. Complimenting my composition portfolio of works, my thesis will develop a critical framework that aims to explain and develop different forms of non-human agency and how these interact with human agency in composition, performance, and listening. This will draw upon ideas from several extra-musical fields including ecological perception theory, theory of mind, material agency, and scholarship on artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

For further information, visit: https://www.nicholas-moroz.com

Conference papers

‘A Rondo of Everything: Understanding Micro and Macro Form by Pattern Class Analysis in Morton Feldman’s Piano Violin Viola Cello’, Again & Again Conference (International conference on musical repetition in aesthetics, analysis, and experience), City, University of London (26 April 2019)

‘Sentient Spaces: Interactive Spatialisation with Spat5 in ‘Unfurl’ for Bass Guitar and Electronics’, IRCAM Forum (26 March 2019)

‘Technical Hybridity and the Metabolisation of Sound in Fausto Romitelli’s Professor Bad Trip Triptych’, Spectralisms Conference (International conference on spectral music), University of Oxford (15 March 2017)

Funding

Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership

Subjects Taught

Composition

History of Electronic Music