I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Music and Audio Technology at the Leicester Media School (LMS), Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM) at De Montfort University (DMU); member of the Music, Technology and Innovation – Institute of Sonic Creativity (MTI^2); and work as the principal investigator (PI) for the EPSRC HDI Network Plus funded project “MIRLCAuto: A Virtual Agent for Music Information Retrieval in Live Coding”. I am also the programme leader of the BSc Digital Music Technology programme. Since 2019, I am an Associate Fellow at the Higher Education Academy.
Previously, I have been an Associate Professor in Music Technology at the Music Department of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (2018-2019). During that period, I have been Co-Founder and Chair of the organization Women Nordic Music Technology (WoNoMute), which is supported by NTNU in partnership with University of Oslo (UiO) and with the collaboration of the co-joint master in Music, Communication and Technology, among other collaborators.
Prior to that, I have been a a Visiting Lecturer and a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (2017-2018) at the Centre for Digital Music (School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London) working on the European Commission funded project AudioCommons.org. Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2017) at the Center for Music Technology and Digital Media Program (Georgia Tech) for the National Science Foundation funded projects EarSketch and TuneTable. Also, I have been Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the organization Women in Music Tech (2016-2017) at Georgia Tech. From 2013 to 2014, I was a Research Fellow for the British ESRC-funded project Methodological Innovation in Digital Arts and Social Sciences (London Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education).
Other skills and interests
With some music theory, piano and solfege background, I have been making music for several years in a couple of Barcelona-based bands as a bass guitar player, singer and composer. Currently I make experimental electronic music using computer software (e.g. SuperCollider, Live), applications for mobile devices and sometimes basic DIY musical instruments (e.g. noise generators). As a composer, performer and producer of experimental electronic music, I usually perform under the alias peterMann. My works are typically published through the label Carpal Tunnel, co-founded together with Gerard Roma. You can read my music statement here. I am passionate about art exhibitions, cinema, concerts, cycling, hiking, photography, reading, swimming, tinkering, taichi, traveling and yoga. Above all, I love music!
I am currently based in Sheffield (UK) and Barcelona (Spain). Although I have been mostly raised in Barcelona, I also lived in Boston (MA, USA) for 2 years when I was very little. Lately, I have lived in Trondheim (Norway) for +1 year, in London for +2 years, in Atlanta (GA, USA) for +2 years, and in Milton Keynes (UK) for +3 years. In words of Stephen Hawking “we are all time-travellers”.