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Dr. Allan Seago

Course Leader/Senior Lecturer Music Technology (Audio Systems)

Contact: a.seago@londonmet.ac.uk


Research Interests

Acoustics of musical instruments, the design of software and hardware user interfaces for audio, the application of artificial intelligence methods in the study of sound and music perception and creation, audio programming, DSP

Member of Audio Engineering Society (AES).
Member of the Institute of Acoustics.
Member of Association of Computing Machinery.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



Ph.D in Music Computing, Open University:  "A new user interface for musical timbre design".

M.Sc in Music Information Technology with distinction, City University, London.

B.A. (Hons) Music, Dartington College of Arts.


Conference papers/publications

Seago, A., Carbon Audio Programming for Mac OS X (DVD chapter) in: The Audio Programming Book (2010) (ed. Richard Boulanger), Boston: MIT Press.

Seago, A., S. Holland, S., Mulholland, P. (2010).  A Novel User Interface for Musical Timbre Design. 128th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, London, May 2010.

Seago, A., S. Holland, S., Mulholland, P. (2008) Timbre space as synthesis space: towards a navigation based approach to timbre specification. Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2008: Widening Horizons in Acoustics, University of Reading (electronic proceedings)

Heydarian, P., Jones, L., Seago, A. (2007) The Analysis and Determination of the Tuning System in Audio Musical Signals, 123rd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, New York, October 5-8.

Seago, A., S. Holland, S., Mulholland, P. (2005) Towards a Mapping of Timbral Space. Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM05), Montreal, Canada (electronic proceedings)

Seago, A (2004) Electronic Sound Synthesizer Interface Design Technical report no 2004/22, Department of Computing, Open University, http://mcs.open.ac.uk/computing-tr/

Seago, A., S. Holland, S., Mulholland, P. (2004) A Critical Analysis of Synthesizer User Interfaces for Timbre. HCI 2004: Design for Life, Leeds, British HCI Group.

Jones, L., Seago, A. (2001) The teaching of musical technology at London Guildhall University. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 110(5), pp. 2626-2626.

2000 -  Contributed material to 'Advancing Physics AS2000' CD-ROM, eds. Lawrence I & Whitehouse, M,  Institute of Physics Publishing.

2005 - Panellist at Dana Centre, Science Museum event "Is a Stradivarius irreplaceable?"

2006 - Co-organiser of the Musical Acoustics Network Conference jointly held at London Met and the Royal College of Music.

2010 - Panellist at AES workshop, "Rethinking the Digital Audio Workstation", 129th AES Convention, San Francisco.

London Metropolitan University