Professor Tony Myatt

Research Interests

Contemporary electronic and computer music

Perceptually-informed spatial audio reproduction and production techniques


Audio Art

New Aesthetics in Computer Music

The Morning Line, T-B A21

The Dardanella Project: A living archive

Research Grants

AHRC Contemporary practice in digital, post-digital and electronica
(New Aesthetics in Computer Music), 2007.

Heslington Foundation for Music and Associated Arts
awards and benefactions towards the Music Research Centre building, 2004.

BT – Music On-line project
funded by BT, Arts and Business, Science City York, 2003.

European Commission IST project under the 5th Framework
IST-1999-21022 RIMM. Real-time Interactive Multiple Media performance, 1999-2000.

HEFCE/EPSRC Joint Research Equipment Initiative
in collaboration with Silicon Graphics Ltd. 1998.


Harmony and Score Studies
Ph.D. supervisor, in:

  • electronic music composition
  • spatial sound
  • sound art
  • independent practices in contemporary electronic and computer music

Departmental Duties

Subject Leader in Sound Recording

Deputy Head, School of Arts


Editorial Board, Organised Sound: an International Journal of Music Technology, CUP, UK.

1995 - 2004 Founding Co-Editor of Organised Sound: An International Journal of Music Technology Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Cambridge, CB2 2RU.

Selected events, lectures and symposia

The Living Archive: Dardanella project, given to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dardanella, Boston, USA, 23rd Oct. 2011.

Neuroscience, ecology and other music production techniques, given to Arts, Culture and Technology faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dardanella, Boston, USA. 2011 23rd Oct.

A laboratory for new ideas: The project space seminar, Lopud Seminar 2011, Black Swans: Producing the improbable, Croatia. 8 October 2011, with Skylar Tibbits (MIT), Alisa Andrasek (Columbia University, US), Bruce Ferguson (University of Cairo), 2011.

Chair, Mediatic production and dissemination of A Living Archive symposia, Lopud Seminar 2011, Black Swans: Producing the improbable , Croatia. 8 October 2011. With Adrian Lahoud (University of Syndey), Markus Reymann (Vienna), Petteri Nisunen (FI) and Marko Peljhan (UCSB, US), Adam Bly (Seed Inc., US), 2011.

In conversation with with Yasunao Tone , public interview/discussion, Stadtkino Vienna, Schwarzenbergplatz, 8 June 2011.

Chair, Space Calculated in Seconds - Sound Architectures symposia, Between Architecture, science and sound symposium, Vienna, with Daniela Zyman (AT), Russell Haswell (UK), Florian Hecker (De), Zsolt Olejnik (HU), 2011.

Chair, New creative processes in technology-enabled environments symposia, The promiscuity of Collaboration. Istanbul, with Matthew Ritchie (US), Francesca von Habsburg (CH), Russell Haswell (UK), Lee Ranaldo (US), Peter Zinovieff (UK), Mehmet Can Özer (TR), 2010.

UK Roadmap for Digital Music, presentation, Queen Mary’s College, University of London, EPSRC Digital Music Network. 21/12/2005

Music in a digital age, S2S^2 Summer School Keynote lecture, Genoa, Italy, 6th Framework Programme IST Open Coordination Action Project, European Commission. 25 July 2005.

Chair, Digital Space, public interviews with Kim Cascone and Terre Thaemlitz, Lovebytes 2000, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, 2000.

Radio interview with Susanna Niedermayr, Zeit-Ton, OE1, ORF, Austria, broadcast 8 June 2011.

Programming Max/MSP for the Morning Line, Cycling 74 feature interview, published online, 2011. (in two parts)

Radio 3 The Greening Of The Machine, broadcast Jan 1991.

Chaotic Constructions, broadcasts:

BBC Radio 4 Big Bang programme, Jan.1997;
Radio Scotland The Usual Suspects, July 1997;
Radio Inter (France), October 1997;
France 3 TV, October 1997;
Monte Carlo TV, France, October 1997.

Selected performances and installations

LISTEN composer residency, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, with Chris Watson, Bernie Krauser and Russell Haswell, curated by Russell Haswell, commissioned by the Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh supported by the Paul Hamlin Trust and Loudwater Investment Partner Ltd. November 2009.

untitled 3, live performance for nested sound systems (41 channels) (30 mins), premiere HFG, Karlsruhe, June 2007.

Chaotic Constructions , for computer and kinetic sculpture, (installation) (1997), exhibited:

The Tate Gallery (25 Jan. - 25 April 1997), St. Ives;
Dean Clough Galleries (5 July - 9 August 1997), Halifax;
The Demarco European Art Foundation, The Edinburgh Festival (10 August - 30 August 1997);
The Hot Bath Gallery (2 Sept. - 30 Sept. 1997), Bath;
Le Festival du Vent (9 Sept. - 19 Sept. 1997), Calvi, Corsica;
Shock Waves Festival (20 March 1998-28 March 1998), Portsmouth.

Contact Me

Phone: 01483 68 3504

Find me on campus
Room: 34 PA 01

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My office hours

Monday - Friday 0900 - 1730


Myatt, A. and Lennox, P. 2011. Perceptual cartoonification in multi-spatial sound systems, Proc. 17th International Conference on Auditory Display, Budapest, Hungary.

Myatt, A. and Malham, D.G. 2010. Audio Spatialization for The Morning Line, Proc of the 128th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, London, UK. (Also be featured as an AES Tutorial Paper on the Audio Engineering Society web site.)

Myatt, A. et al 2010. Yasunao Tone and MP3 Disruption, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Music, ICMA, New York, US.

Lennox, P., Myatt, T. & Scavone, G. (ed.) 2007 Concepts of perceptual significance for composition and reproduction of explorable surround sound fields, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Auditory Display. p. 208-212.

Myatt, A. and Malham DG. 1995, Three Dimensional Sound Spatialisation Using Ambisonic Techniques, Computer Music Journal, Vol.19 No.4, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, USA, pp58-70.

Myatt, A. 2002. Strategies for interaction in Construction 3, Organised Sound: Vol. 7, no. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 157-169.

Myatt, A. Lennox, P. and Vaughan, J. 1999. From Surround Sound to True 3D, Proceedings of Audio Engineering Society 16th International Conference, AES, Rovanearme, Finland.

Myatt, A., Lennox, P., Vaughan, J. 2001. 3-D Audio as an Information- Environment, AES 19th International Conference on Surround Sound, Schloss Elmau, Germany.

Selected audio works

Placentia Bay, 2013, Touch Music, London, UK.

after via gleam, 2007 WPA/Cocoran Gallery, colorfield.remix

Roundabout, 2009. Co-created with Russell Haswell. Ambisonic, with-height audio artwork.

Aldeburgh Beach Sequence, 2009 and Slide 2009, Aldeburgh LISTEN event, curated by Russell Haswell, commissioned by the Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh supported by the Paul Hamlin Trust and Loudwater Investment Partner Ltd.

untitled 3, live performance for nested sound systems (41 channels) (30 mins), premiere HFG, Karlsruhe, June 2007.

After via gleam, (7 mins) 2007, electronic composition, finalist colorfield-remix Washington US, first performed June 2007, Cocoran Gallery Washington DC. USA.

G, no B, (15 mins) 2006, electronic composition for live interactive algorithm and FM synthesis, premiere Rymer Auditorium, York 2006.

Lizard Solitude, (30 mins) 2005, sound installation to accompany the paintings of Barrie Cook, Royal Truro Galleries. Truro, Cornwall, April 2005. Also Worcester City Art Gallery 3/9/5.

L’infinitá, for computer generated electronic tape (15mins) (1999).

Chaotic Constructions (1997), installation for kinetic sculpture and computer generated soundtracks (with Peter Fluck), Tate St Ives.

Chaotic Constructions 2 (1999), for computer and kinetic sculpture (with Peter Fluck), exhibited at mobiles@RIBA exhibition, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, 16th Feb - 16th April 1999, and Kube Gallery Poole, UK.

Construction 3 (2001), for saxophone, computer and sculptural forms (with Peter Fluck), commissioned by the European Commission, IST programme under Framework 5, premiered Curt Sachs Saal, Berlin on the 9th December 2001.

The Morning Line, exhibition 2 October 2008 – 24 January 2010, Seville Biennial of Contemporary Art 2008, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain. With Florian Hecker (De), Chris Watson(UK), Bruce Gilbert (UK), Lee Ranaldo(US), Bryce Dessner(US), Evan Ziporyn(US), Roc Jimenez de Cisneros (Es) and Mark Fell (UK), Matthew Ritchie(US).

The Morning Line, exhibition 22 May – 22 November 2010, Eminönü Square, as part of the European Capital of Culture 2010 Istanbul. Turkey. With artists Jana Winderen (NO), Peter Zinovieff (UK), Carl Michael von Hausswolff (SE), Yasunao Tone(JP/US), Erdem Helvacıoğlu(TR), Cevdet Erek(TR), Batuhan Bozkurt(TR), and Mehmet Can Özer(TR).

The Morning Line, exhibition 7 June - 20 November 2011 Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna, Austria.With artists Frantz Pomassl (AT), Alexej Borisov (Russia), Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen (Finland), Christian Fennesz (Austria), Carsten Nicolai (Germany), Zsolt Olejnik (Hungary), Finnbogi Petursson (Iceland), Terre Thaemlitz (USA), Zavoloka (Ukraine).

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