686 Works

Collaborative Composition, Writing and Performing

Alan Williams
The text of a paper given at SIMPOM 2014, the society for postgraduate students in music of Brazil, as invited keynote speaker.

Data for 'Evaluating a distortion-weighted glimpsing metric for predicting binaural speech intelligibility in rooms'

Yan Tang, Richard James Hughes, Bruno M. Fazenda & Trevor John Cox
This repository contains the experiment interfaces and the stimuli that were used to elicit listener responses of speech intelligibility in noisy and reverberant listening conditions, presented in the following work:

Tang, Y., Hughes, R. J., Fazenda, B. M., and Cox, T. J. (2016). "Evaluating a distortion-weighted glimpsing metric for predicting binaural speech intelligibility in rooms", Speech Communication, 82, 26-37. doi:10.1016/j.specom.2016.04.003

Item 6. Paper Abstract - Rewinding the Archive: Creative applications of sounds from the past. Crosstown Traffic Conference: University of Huddersfield 2018

Simon Connor & Justin Richards
The abstract outlines my joint paper presentation given at the Crosstown Traffic conference at the University of Huddersfield, 5th September 2018. https://crosstowntraffic2018.wordpress.com/

Audio Illusions & Other Musical Curiosities - Manchester Science Festival 2016 - Raph Performance Edit

Philip Glen Brissenden & Trevor John Cox
Audio Illusions & Other Musical Curiosities(This edit shows only the Raph & Additive Synthesis performance)

A lecture presented in collaboration with the University of Salford and Manchester Science Festival by Dr Phil Brissenden, Professor Trevor Cox and Dr Brendan Williams.

An investigation into audio illusions and phenomena, explaining both how these peculiarities are achieved technically and how they can be implemented for creative purposes.
Auditory phenomena presented include overtone chanting, the Shephard/Risset pitch illusion and its combination...

Data for 'Automatic speech-to-background ratio selection to maintain speech intelligibility in broadcasts using an objective intelligibility metric'

Yan Tang, Bruno M. Fazenda & Trevor John Cox
This repository contains the stimuli that were used in Expt. I, II and III and corresponding results in the following article.
Tang, Y., Fazenda, B.M. and Cox, T.J. (2018). "Automatic Speech-to-Background Ratio Selection to Maintain Speech Intelligibility in Broadcasts Using an Objective Intelligibility Metric," Applied Sciences, 8(1):59. https://doi.org/10.3390/app8010059

Recreational Infrastructures ranking and supporting evidence for research sites within Manchester and Salford

Chunglim Mak
This file contains the recreational infrastructures ranking for all 49 research sites and the supporting evidence. The ranking criteria is as follows: 0 = not present or as poorly maintained as to present safety hazard; 1 = present but not well-maintained; 2 = present and well-maintained.

Making Sense Of Sounds: Data for the machine learning challenge 2018

Lara Harris & Oliver Charles Bones
These are the datasets for the Making Sense Of Sounds challenge 2018. The Development download contains the following:
* Folder 'Development' with 1500 audio files, divided equally into five category subfolders: Music, Human, Nature, Effects, and Urban.
* File 'Logsheet_Development.csv, a listing of every file, plus their category, and event type.


The Evaluation download contains the following:
* Folder 'Evaluation' with 500 audio files, not further allocated to any subfolders.
* File 'Logsheet_Evaluation.csv', a listing of all files in...

Data for 'A metric for predicting binaural speech intelligibility in stationary noise and competing speech maskers'

Yan Tang, Martin Cooke, Bruno M. Fazenda & Trevor John Cox
This repository contains the MATLAB code and experiment stimuli that were used to elicit listener responses of speech intelligibility in noisy conditions, presented in the following work:
Tang, Y., Cooke, M., Fazenda, B. M., and Cox, T. J. (2016). "A metric for predicting binaural speech intelligibility in stationary noise and competing speech maskers," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(3), 1858-1870.

Ballad of Isosceles Working Research Timeline

Alison Elizabeth Matthews
A working research timeline for my PaR project The Ballad of Isosceles.

Experimental test data for hydraulic/pneumatic muscle operation

Steven Thomas Davis & Maria Elena Giannaccini
McKibben muscles have been shown to have improved stiffness characteristics when operating hydraulically. However, when operating pneumatically they are compliant and so have potential for safer physical Human Robot Interaction (pHRI). This research explored a method for rapidly switching between pneumatic and hydraulic modes of operation without the need to remove all hydraulic fluid from the actuator. These data were obtained from experiments performed on a single McKibben muscle acting on a load with gravity...

Ball by ball test match cricket data 1998-2006

Philip Scarf
Ball by ball data for cricket test matches between 1998 and 2006 inclusive in which a target was set for the team batting last. These are secondary data.

Pillars of Wisdom

Alan Williams & Trevor John Cox
This contains material related to a 2016 acoustics and music collaboration which explored the newly re-engineered acoustic of the Reading Room at Manchester Central Library, and which formed part of a talk on acoustics and sound given by Trevor Cox at the Manchester Science Festival, October 2016.

Item 1: 300 word statement. Sifting Through and Sounding Out: Creative Applications of Sounds From the Past

Simon Connor
Item 1: 300 word statement. Sifting Through and Sounding Out: Creative Applications of Sounds From the Past A practice-based inquiry into the creative possibilities of archive audio-visual material in live performance.
Public audio archives have received much attention in recent years, highlighted by the British Library’s ‘Save our Sounds’ Campaign whose aims are ‘to preserve as much as possible of the nation's rare and unique sound recordings’ (2015). The plan once these recordings are digitised, is...

Community Science Showcase @MSF18 - University of Salford MCUK Library

Bill Ayres
Photographs taken at the Community Science Showcase as part of Manchester Science Festival 2018, hosted in the University of Salford Library at their Media City UK campus. These images were captured on Saturday 20 October 2018.

300 Word Statement, Death, Dinner and Performance Project: A Study of the Efficacy of Performance to Enhance Conversations Around Death and Dying project

Sheila McCormick
300 Word Statement, Death, Dinner and Performance Project: A Study of the Efficacy of Performance to Enhance Conversations Around Death and Dying project

CareFlex HydroTilit, SmartSeat, and SmartSeatPro: evaluation of pressure and comfort.

Melanie Stephens & Carol Bartley
A copy of the poster presentation by Bartley and Stephens from the Tissue Viability Conference April 2016, Cardiff, Wales.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Melanie Stephens & Carol Bartley
Picture from Twitter of the ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science Public Engagement Event hosted at Piccadilly Train Station Manchester 4 November 2017.

Record of copyright material used in an experiment into the cognitive categorization of auditory objects in complex audio scenes.

James Stephen Woodcock, Trevor John Cox, William Jonathan Davies & Frank Melchior
This is a record of the copyright material used in the listening tests described in the JAES paper "Categorization of broadcast audio objects in complex auditory scenes". The clips for the radio drama material were taken from ``The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Tertiary Phase. BBC, 2004'' and ``The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. BBC, 2009''. The clips from the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Tertiary Phase occurred at approximately (min:sec) 05:00--06:30 (Episode 1), 14:40--17:40,...

Item 7: TaPRA 2016 Abstract

Joanne Emma Scott
The abstract outlines a presentation given to the Performance and New Technologies working group at TaPRA 2016 at the University of Bristol.

Commission of Prototype 5 and Preparatory Work - Context 2

Philip Glen Brissenden
This critical commentary details the commissioning of prototype 5 (made in collaboration with luthier Alec Anness) and the preparation work undertaken for this build.

Blog about the Pillars of Wisdom project

Trevor John Cox & Alan Williams
a blog describing the project by collaborator Prof Trevor Cox

Birdsong - Stories From Pripyat: String Quartet Recording Session

Brendan Williams
Video footage of the Birdsong - Stories From Pripyat string quartet recording session.
In order that the string quartet could be effectively mixed with (at times) dense synthetic textures the decision was taken to record the work in an acoustically 'dead' environment. This enabled me to process recordings with fewer unwanted artefacts or aesthetically inappropriate room reverberation. Beyond these technical needs the room characteristics enabled greater control of spatial processing than a conventional (acoustically reverberant)...

Are you sitting Comfortably?

Melanie Stephens & Carol Bartley
A presentation on the Tissue Viability Society Seating Guidelines delivered at the launch of Manchester Festival of Science 17th November 2017. University of Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester

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