Richard Graham is a guitarist and computer musician from Northern Ireland. He has performed across the U.S., Asia, U.K., and Europe, including festivals and conferences such as Celtronic and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. He has composed music for British and US television, recorded live sessions for BBC radio, and his music has been authored for the popular video game, Rock Band.
Graham’s academic research is centered around computer-assisted music composition and instrumental performance. He developed the first iteration of his live performance system for multichannel guitar as an artist-in-residence at STEIM in 2010. He received his Ph.D. in Music from Ulster University in 2012 and he is now an Assistant Professor of Music and Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His writing on performance systems design and electroacoustic theory has been published in the proceedings of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Electroacoustic Music Studies (EMS) Network, and the Irish Sound, Science, and Technology Association (ISSTA) conferences. Journal articles and artist statements by Graham have also been published in the Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), Emille (Journal of the Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society), and Divergence Press (University of Huddersfield).
Compositions from his album, “Nascent,” have been performed at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) and the national Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) conference. Graham has also presented his artwork at a number of prestigious research institutions including Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Bell Labs (US and Ireland), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His recent research on performance systems design, spatial audio for augmented reality, and sonification was featured at the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES), AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality (AVAR), and the Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society Annual Conference (KEAMSAC) in 2016.
In 2017, Graham gave music performances and lectures at SARC at Queen’s University, Belfast, MMT at Trinity College, Dublin, DMARC at the University of Limerick, and Bell Labs in the US and Ireland. He will present his latest works in performance systems design, VR, and 3d audio at NIME 2017 in Copenhagen. Graham will continue to produce a series of new musical works as an artist-in-residence at the Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in May, 2017.