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Kingsley Ash


About Kingsley Ash

Kingsley has performed and presented work through a range of media in venues across London including the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall, as well as in Europe, the USA and Asia. His recent work has been in the field of sonification, particularly the exploration of environmental data through sound and interactivity.

Kingsley studied Astrophysics at Manchester University and Music Technology at York University and is currently working towards his PhD at Goldsmiths, London.

Current Teaching

  • Experimental Music Systems
  • Live Performance Technologies
  • Interfaces and Interactivity
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Audio-visual Interfaces

Research Interests

Current research interests include data sonification, particularly the investigation of environmental data and processes through sound and interactivity, as well as an ongoing collaboration with Dr Yvon Bonenfant (University of Winchester) that seeks to explore the unique qualities of the human voice through playful interactive artworks.

Kingsley studied Astrophysics at Manchester University and Music Technology at York University and is currently working towards his PhD at Goldsmiths, London under the supervision of Dr Mick Grierson. Further details of his work can be found online at http://www.kingsleyash.com.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (2)

Compositions (3)

Conference contributions (1)

  • Ash K; Dolphin A (2012) Urbicolous Disport. An interactive, generative sound-toy installation in which participants capture, manipulate and play with the sounds of the city. University of Leeds, UK 07/09/2012.

Conference proceedings (4)

  • Ash K (2012) Affected States: Analysis and Sonification of Twitter Music Trends. In: 18th International Conference on Auditory Display Atlanta, GA, USA 18/06/2012 00:00:00. : The International Community for Auditory Display, pp. 257-259.https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/44400
  • Ash K; Stavropoulos N (2012) Stochastic Processes in the Musification of Cellular Automata. In: Korean Electroacoustic Music Society Conference Seoul, South Korea . : , pp. .
  • Ash K; Stavropoulos N (2011) Livecell: Real-time score generation through interactive generative composition. In: 1st International Conference on Music and Technologies Kaunus, Lithuania 11/11/2011 00:00:00. : , pp. .
  • Ash K; Stavropoulos N (2011) Livecell: Real-time score generation through interactive generative composition.. In: International Computer Music Conference Huddersfield, UK 31/07/2011 00:00:00. : The International Computer Music Association, pp. .http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/p/pod/dod-idx/livecell-real-time-score-generation-through-interactive.pdf?c=icmc;idno=bbp2372.2011.074

Other (15)

  • Ash K (2012) Affected States: Analysis and Sonification of Twitter Music Trends: Winner.
  • Ash K (2012) "Collide-oscope" - Sound Artist
  • Ash K (2012) "Othello" - Music and Sound Design
  • Ash K (2012) "Hedda Gabler" - Music
  • Ash K (2011) Livecell, for laptop ensemble and string quartet: Honorary mention.
  • Ash K; Archibald R (2011) "Sound Gardens" - Sound art workshop
  • Ash K (2011) "Macbeth" - Music and sound design
  • Ash K (2010) Livecell, for networked devices, string quartet and projection: Winner.
  • Ash K (2009) "Theatre of Noise" - Co-composer in residence
  • Ash K (2009) "Sunyata" - Interactive multi-user sound installation
  • Ash K (2009) "River Voices" - Outdoor water powered sound installation
  • Ash K (2008) "Gillamour" - Sound installation
  • Ash K (2007) "Corpse Way" - Sound installation
  • Ash K (2007) "Anton's Shorts" - Music
  • Ash K (2006) "Henry VI" - Music and Sound Design

Performances (14)

  • Ash K (In press) If and Only If
  • Ash K (In press) If and Only If
  • Ash K (In press) Livecell
  • Ash K (In press) Livecell
  • Ash K (In press) Livecell
  • Ash K (In press) If and Only If
  • Ash K (In press) Livecell
  • Ash K (In press) Livecell
  • Ash K (In press) GoLImp III
  • Ash K (In press) GoLImp IV
  • Ash K (In press) GoLImp I
  • Ash K; Stavropoulos N; Morgan D; Sweeney N; Dowdall L; Athlaoich AN (In press) Performance with live string quartet at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0UiPHMglUc
  • Ash K; Stavropoulos N (In press) Livecell Performance
  • Ash K; Stavropoulos N (In press) Livecell Performancehttp://www.interface2012.org.uk/
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