Photo by Guillermo Acevedo @ Flux Night 2015, Atlanta (GA, USA).

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 has worked as the principal investigator (PI) for the EPSRC HDI Network Plus funded project “MIRLCAuto: A Virtual Agent for Music Information Retrieval in Live Coding” (04/2020-10/2021). 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. During the period 2019-2022, I have been the officer of Women in New Interfaces for Musical Expression (WiNIME).

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).

In 2015, I completed my PhD in computer-supported collaboration on interactive tabletops for music performance at The Open University (Milton Keynes, UK). My thesis is entitled “Tabletop Tangible Interfaces for Music Performance: Design and Evaluation”. I hold a MSc degree specializing in HCI and Music Technology (MSc Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra). My master thesis “Interfaces for Sketching Musical Compositions” (2008) focused on the design and evaluation of creativity-support interfaces based on tangible, mobile and pen-driven interaction. I also have studies in video, animation and multimedia design, and hold a BA and MA in anthropology (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain). I have been working since 2000 as interaction designer, web designer and web developer with strong background on Internet technologies (check here my 2009’s portfolio). I have been employee in companies for 10 years (2000-2010) as well as Co-Founder of my own studio Nodular Soft for 6 years (2004-2010). I have experience programming in C, Java, JavaScript, and Python.

Other skills and interests

Illustration by Oscar Martinez @ Barcelona, Spain, 2000.

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!

Cities

Cities where I have lived and worked.

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”.