Jack Davenport

PhD Candidate in the School of Journalism, Media and Performance – Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries
Media Innovation Studio
ME413, Media Factory
University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE

Email: click to reveal JWDavenport@uclan.ac.uk


Experience

Jack is a music producer, instrumentalist, audio visual artist and current PhD candidate – currently studying the subject of new musical technologies and digital reception methods. Jack’s passion for music began at an early age, where he started to learn how to play a variety of instruments and engage with different forms of musical composition. As he progressed through education, he embarked upon a three year Music Production course at the University of Central Lancashire, which he completed with a first class honours degree. Jack has been involved in a variety of creative solo projects, working with large scale audio and visual installation pieces which have been brought to public domain, and curating smaller online projects through various social media outlets.

During his time studying at undergraduate level, he was successful in his application to be a part of the newly formed Global Sound Movement. The Global Sound Movement (GSM) is a recent award winning project for Excellence in Innovation of the Arts 2016 from the Times Higher Education, 2016. Whilst working with the GSM, his interest in music production grew as he was able to take what he had learnt during his studies from the studio into the wild. His first field trip was to travel to Uganda in June 2015, where Jack worked as part of a team to record a number of traditional East-African instruments and develop them into digital samplers for commercial release.

Since then, Jack has been instrumental in the projects operations; delivering new content in creative and intuitive ways across a variety of platforms. More recently, Jack has developed interests into areas of software based applications and Human Computer Interaction from a music composition interface angle, working to develop the synthesis of creative materials and digital applications. These experiences and interests have led Jack in progressing his studies in this area of research into a full time PhD. During his time as a PhD candidate, Jack will develop a range of musical interfaces based around a cross pollination of methodologies from varying disciplines to produce creative and intuitive technologies in the form of desktop and mobile applications. These new technologies will allow Jack to explore the way that musical materials are presented and made accessible to people around the world, and how best digital interfaces can represent physical instruments.

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