Lauren Sarah Hayes is a composer, performer and sonic artist who works with bespoke software, prepared piano, and live electronics.
Lauren Hayes’ background in classical piano, mathematics and philosophy inform her creative work, which explores strategies for live performance through a physical relationship with the digital realm.
In 2012 she directed the Inventor Composer Coaction, which facilitated collaboration between composers in Edinburgh and inventors of new digital musical instruments.
Recent performances include BEAM (London), Sonorities (Belfast), NIME (Oslo), EarZOOM (Ljubljana), ICMC (Huddersfield), and EMS (New York).
She is a founding member of the Laboratory for Laptop and Electronic Audio Performance Practice, Assistant Professor of Sound Studies within the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University and is a member of the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Lauren Hayes completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2013 and developed several haptic (touch-based) interfaces including a deliberately challenging and unpredictable performance system. She composes and performs music that encompasses free improvisation, experimental pop, techno, and noise that can be experienced physically as vibration throughout the body.
Lauren gives multisensory workshops for various groups, including those with sensory impairment, learning difficulties, and autism that often results in custom built instruments made specifically for an individual.
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