Music, Technology and Disability

Inclusive Creativity is a concept devised by Professor Frank Lyons at Ulster University in collaboration with key partners such as Share Music Sweden, Drake Music Project and Walled City Music, which aims to level the playing field in performance and composition for disabled musicians by developing new technologies and methodologies for their use.


23 February 2019

Acoustronic and Benyounes Quartet perform Frank Lyons' NonZeroSum

Acoustronic will feature with the Benyounes Quartet in a performance of Frank Lyons' NonZeroSum at the RNCM Chamber Music Festival on 17 March 2019. The performance will be a world first for an inclusive ensemble using the latest network technology to bring together Acoustronic performing in Derry and Benyounes in Manchester.

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22 February 2019

Acoustronic named as Ensemble in Residence at Royal Irish Academy of Music

Acoustronic have been appointed as Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) and will be the lead ensemble in the Creative Ireland funded Le Chéile Project. This bold and visionary appointment by RIAM is a world first; Acoustronic are the first inclusive ensemble to be appointed as ensemble in residence at a national music conservatory anywhere in the world.

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22 January 2019

Acoustronic to collaborate on Ulster University immersive technology research project

Musicians from Acoustronic are to collaborate with Ulster University PhD researcher Lewis Smith on the project entitled 'Inclusive Software Design Enabling Disabled and Non-Disabled Musicians to Compose and Perform Music in an Immersive Virtual Network'.

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British Council