Benjamin White Ma Research – Play By Ear


This website contains practice based research relating to an ongoing Project entitled Play by Ear, by Ben White for the University of Wales, Newport.

The project is concerned in general with the relationship between phenomenal sound and music practice, and seeks to consider alternate modes of listening and aural perception.

More specifically it aims at developing specific approaches to producing music that combine the contrasting elements of found sound and instrumentation in live contexts, forming a dialogue through electronic manipulation, and automation, (To ‘play by ear’ in this case meaning: To play alongside and/or in conjunction with sound environments) thereby considering ways of interfacing with the environmental aspect through musical application whilst using the element of indeterminacy to generate ideas.

This will be achieved through the development of a prototype for a software tool dedicated to these methodologies; producing a number of artistic outcomes in the process.

This website is intended to remain open in its content as it charts the project’s progression through software development, practical experiments, theoretical perspectives and market research.

To navigate the site choose from the links situated to the right hand side.


All content on the following pages is displayed under the ownership of  Benjamin White unless quoted or stated.

Written by bedwhite

November 26, 2009 at 12:19 am