Nicholas Moroz

Degrees BMus, MMus (Royal College of Music), MSt (Oxon)
Course DPhil Composition
College St Hilda's College
Address St Hilda's College
Cowley Pl
Oxford OX4 1DY

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

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.

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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).

Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership.


History of Electronic Music