The Listening Machine

The Listening Machine is a project that combines music and Twitter; with 500 people unknowingly part of it. In this talk, Peter Gregson explains what exactly The Listening Machine is, why it has been made and how it works.

This talk was given at TEDxUHasselt 2012.

About Peter Gregson (UK)

Born in Edinburgh in 1987, Peter Gregson is a cellist and composer. Recently, he has premiered works by composers including Tod Machover, Max Richter and Steve Reich; he collaborates with many of the world's leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, UnitedVisualArtists and the MIT Media Lab.

Peter developed and was commissioned to compose 'The Listening Machine' in collaboration with Daniel Jones and Britten Sinfonia for the BBC/Arts Council's "The Space", where it runs continuously between May-November 2012. In May 2012, Nonclassical released 'Cello Mulitracks', a cello suite written for Peter by Gabriel Prokofiev, and has since been choreographed by English National Ballet.

Performance highlights for 2012/13 include The Royal Festival Hall, La Gaite Lyrique, SXSW, Aldeburgh as well as conference appearances including 'Thinking Digital', 'Shift Happens' and 'FutureEverything'. Throughout 2012, Peter is the Artistic Advisor to the Innovation Forum at the New England Conservatory, Boston.