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Stephen Roddy

Research Fellow

Dr Stephen Roddy is an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin. Stephen is a researcher and composer/performer working in the field of auditory display.

Dr Roddy holds a PhD in Sonification, the science and art of representing data with sound, from Trinity College Dublin. He also holds a BSc in Music Media and Performance Technology and an MA in Music Technology from the University of Limerick.

His academic work employs empirical research methodologies to develop communicatively effective sonification mapping strategies which exploit listeners’ embodied cognitive faculties.

He is currently carrying out research into auditory display and sonification mapping strategies for large-scale IoT networks. His artistic work includes installation, data–driven music and sonification, guitar performance, dance, theatre and electroacoustic music composition. It explores the phenomenology of embodiment and examines how the relationship between body and mind influences sound making activities.

His recent artistic work has been performed at the Sonorities Contemporary Music Festival, the Helicotrema Recorded Audio Festival in Venice, the Contemporary Music Centre’s Salon Series at the National Concert Hall of Ireland and Dublin Dance Festival’s Embodied at the GPO.

He is also a board member of the Irish Sound Science and Technology Association and is a review editor for the Interference Journal.

Research Fellow Trinity College Dublin TCD Creative Arts Practices