Benjamin Carey: Music Technologist Artist Researcher


Benjamin Carey is a saxophonist, composer and technologist with interests in contemporary classical, improvised, interactive and electro-acoustic music. He created _derivations, an interactive digital system for partnering with a performer in musical improvisation. The system 'listens' to him playing and uses this information to respond in a musical dialogue as happens when human musicians improvise together. Ben's ability to investigate, evaluate and alter his digital instrument gives him more scope for exploration– more creativity

Benjamin Carey:

In his interview, Benjamin talks about the way research has influenced his reflective practice and the importance of surprise in parallel with musical coherence in his interaction with a self-created digital partner.


The interview (pdf file)