Writing

Books and Book Chapters

Creative Music Neurotechnology with Symphony of Minds Listening. Eduardo Miranda, Dan Lloyd, Zoran Josipovic, Duncan Williams., Guide to Brain-Computer Music Interfacing pp.271-295. Eds. Eduardo R. Miranda, Julien Castet. New York: Springer, 2014.

Journal articles

Personalised, Multi-modal, Affective State Detection for Hybrid Brain-Computer Music Interfacing. Daly, Ian; Williams, Duncan; Malik, Asad; Weaver, James; Kirke, Alexis; Hwang, Faustina; Miranda, Eduardo; Nasuto, Slawomir. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 2017.

Directed motor-auditory EEG connectivity is modulated by music tempo. Nicolaou, Nicoletta; Malik, Asad; Daly, Ian; Weaver, James; Hwang, Faustina; Kirke, Alexis; Roesch, Etienne; Williams, Duncan; Miranda, Eduardo Reck; Nasuto, Slawomir. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2017.
doi:10.3389/fnhum.2017.00502

Affective Calibration of Musical Feature Sets in an Emotionally Intelligent Music Composition System. Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E., Daly, I., Hwang, F., Weaver, J., Nasuto, S. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception Vol 14:3, 1–13, May 2017. doi:10.1145/3059005

Decoding cultural signifiers of Brazilian identity and the African diaspora from the music of Sepultura. Duncan Williams and Marcio Alves Da Rocha. Metal Music Studies, Vol 3:1, pp.145-152(8), March 2017. Intellect. https://doi.org/10.1386/mms.3.1.145_1

A perceptual and affective evaluation of an affectively-driven engine for video game soundtracking. Williams, D., Mears, J., Kirke, A., Miranda, E., Daly, I., Weaver, J., Malik, A., Hwang, F., Nausto, S. ACM Computers in Entertainment (CIE), Vol 14:3, December 2016. ACM, New York NY USA. [open access online] [pdf]

Toward Emotionally-Congruent Dynamic Soundtrack Generation. D. Williams, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 64:9, September 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2016.0038

Affective Brain-Computer Music Interfacing. Daly, I., Williams, D., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Weaver, J., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J., (2016) Journal of Neural Engineering, 13:4, July 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2560/13/4/046022 [open access online]

On the affective potential of the recorded voice. D. Williams, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 64:6, June 2016. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2016.0019

Utility versus creativity in biomedical musification. D. Williams, Journal of Creative Music Systems, 1:1, September 2016, Huddersfield University, UK. [open access online]

Breve Analisis Comparativo De La Capoeira Brasilera Y La Musica Samara Talandesa Y Las Practicas Ritualas Compartidas. D. Williams, Revista Asia América Latina. Vol 1:1, June 2016, pp.67-84. Grupo de Estudios de Asia y América Latina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. ISSN 2524-9347. [open access online]

The Space Between Us: Evaluating a multi-user affective brain-computer music interface. Eaton, J; Williams, D; Miranda, E. (2015). Brain Computer Interfaces, Taylor and Francis, Volume 2:2-3. pp.103-116.

Music-induced emotions can be predicted from a combination of brain activity and acoustic features. Daly, Ian; Williams, Duncan; Hallowell, James; Hwang, Faustina; Kirke, Alexis; Malik, Asad; Weaver, James; Miranda, Eduardo; Nasuto, Slawomir. (2015). Brain and Cognition, Elsevier, Volume 101. pp.1-11.

Investigating Perceived Emotional Correlates of Rhythmic Density in Algorithmic Music Composition. Williams, Duncan; Kirke, Alexis; Miranda, Eduardo; Daly, Ian; Hallowell, James; Weaver, James; Malik, Asad; Roesch, Etienne; Hwang, Faustina; Nasuto, Slawomir. (2015). Transactions on Applied Perception, ACM, Volume 12:3.

A Short Cross-Analysis of Brazilian Capoeira and Thai Sarama Music and Shared Ritual Practices. Williams, D. (2015, April). Analytical Approaches to World Music, ISSN 2158-5296, Vol. 4:1. [open access online]

Artificial Intelligence in Organised Sound. Miranda, E. R., Williams, D., (2015, April). Organised Sound, 20:1, pp 76-81. Cambridge University Press.

Automated identification of neural correlates of continuous variables. Daly, I., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Weaver, J., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J. (2014, December).  Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Elsevier. (online first: December 26, 2014)

Investigating music tempo as a feedback mechanism for closed-loop BCI control. Daly, I., Malik, A., Hwang, F., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Kirke, A., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J. (2014, June).  Brain Computer Interfaces, Volume 1, Issue 3, Taylor & Francis UK. (online first: November 17, 2014)

Investigating affect in algorithmic composition systems. Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Roesch, E., Daly, I., & Nasuto, S. J. Psychology of Music, November 2015; vol. 43, 6: pp. 831-854., first published online August 15, 2014.

Neural Correlates of Emotional Responses to Music; An EEG Study. Daly, I., Malik, A., Hwang, F., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Kirke, A., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J. (2014, June).  Neuroscience Letters, Volume 573, pp. 52-57, ISSN 0304-3940, Elsevier

Tracking timbral changes in metal productions from 1990-2013. Duncan Williams. Metal Music Studies, Vol. 1: 1. Intellect Journals, pp. 39-69. ISBN: 20523998 UK, 2014. [open access online]

Tools for Fashioning Voices: An Interview with Trevor Wishart. Chris Garrard, Duncan Williams. Contemporary Music Review, Vol. 32: 5. Taylor & Francis, UK, 2013

Introduction to the Selected Proceedings from the Symposium for Performance of Electronic and Experimental Composition (SPEEC2012). Chris Garrard, Duncan Williams. Contemporary Music Review, Vol. 32: 5. Taylor & Francis, UK, 2013


Conference papers / proceedings



Evaluation strategies for large data sonification. D. Williams. In Proc. of 21st Int'l Conf. on Digital Research in the Humanities (DRHA). Arts Institute, Plymouth University, 10-13 September 2017.

Audience participation through Digital Signal Processing for sound synthesis, composition and performance. P. E. Largeron, D. A. H. Williams, E. R. Miranda. 8th Int'l Conf. on Music/Sonic Art: Practices and Theories, "Sounds without Borders". Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Musikinformatik (IMWI), Karlsruhe, Germany. 6-9 July 2017.

Affective Brain Computer Music Interfacing: A Case Study Of Use By An Individual With Huntington’s Disease. Daly, I., Williams, D., Kirke, A., Weaver, J., Malik, A., Hwang, F., Miranda E.R., Nasuto, S.J., in 7th Graz BCI Conference 2017, Austria.18-22 September 2017

Measuring and mediating fear responses with musical and visual stimuli. Williams, J.L., Williams, D.A.H., in KOSMOS Dialogue “Music, Emotion, and Visual Imagery”. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. 1-3 June 2017

Approaches to Brain-Computer Music Interface Design. Miranda, E., Williams, D., 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Vancouver, Canada. 9-14 July 2017.

Song Collecting: Balancing digital archive and future repatriation. Williams, D., Digital Memory Symposium, The Arts Institute, Plymouth University, 16 January 2017

The Song Collectors Pathway. Williams, D., Song Collectors Gathering, St Marks Church, Dalston, London, 26 November 2016.

Towards a Timbral Classifcation System for Musical Excerpts. Antoine, A., Williams, D., Miranda, E.R., in Proceedings of the 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production, London, UK, 13 September 2016.

Acoustic fingerprints from Trevor Jones’ Dark City found in Hans Zimmers’ Inception. Williams, D., Music for Audio-Visual Media Conference II, Leeds University, Leeds University, UK, 20-22 June 2016.

An affective brain-computer music interface Daly, I., Williams, D., Kirke, A., Weaver, J., Malik, A., Hwang, F., Eaton, J., Miranda E.R., Nasuto, S.J., International Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Meeting, California, USA, May 30–June 3 2016.

Developing a timbrometer: perceptually-motivated audio signal metering. Williams, D., 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES139). New York, NY, USA, October 29-31 2015.

Multi-criteria decision aid analysis of a musification approach to the auditory display of micro-organism movement. Williams, D., Wilson, L.G., 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES139). New York, NY, USA, October 29-31 2015.

Affective potential in vocal production. Williams, D., 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES139). New York, NY, USA, October 29-31 2015.

Identifying music-induced emotions from EEG for use in brain-computer music interfacing. Daly, I., Williams, D., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J., 4th Workshop on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces at the 6th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII2015). Xi’an, China, 21-25 September 2015.

Towards Human-Computer Music Interaction: Evaluation of an Affectively-Driven Music Generator Via Galvanic Skin Response Measures. Daly, I., Williams, D., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J., IEEE 7th Computer Science & Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC’15). Exeter, UK, 24-25 September 2015.

Evaluating the affective potential of a computer-aided composition system in 2-Dimensions. Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Off The Lip Transtechnology Conference, Plymouth, Devon UK, 9-11 September, 2015.

Affective calibration of a computer aided composition system by listener evaluation. Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Daly, I., Hallowell, J., Hwang, F., Malik, A., Weaver, J., Nasuto, S. J., Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK, 17-22 August 2015.

Evaluating apparatus for musification of P. berghei micro-organism motility with synchronous 3D holography. Williams, D., Wilson, L.G., 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval (CMMR2015). Plymouth, Devon, UK. 16-19 June 2015.

Towards emotionally driven music creation via a Brain-Computer Music Interface. Duncan Williams. BioMusic Symposium: Interfacing Brain, Music, and Emotions. Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, Plymouth, Devon, UK. 27 February 2015.

Dynamic Game Soundtrack Generation in Response to a Continuously Varying Emotional Trajectory. Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Daly, I., Hallowell, J., Hwang, F., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Nasuto, S. J., 56th Audio Engineering Society Conference (AES56 - Audio For Games). Queen Mary University of London, UK, February 10-13 2015

Artificia for Neural Network and Piano (Williams, 2014). Conference paper + Recital, Williams. London International Piano Symposium, Royal College of Music, London UK, February 13-15 2015.

Musification of ALS Pathophysiology: Notes on Timbre and Spatialisation in Unfolding | Clusters. Visi, F., Williams, D., Dothel, G., Miranda, E R. 9th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM-14). Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung (National Institute for Music Research), Berlin, Germany. December 4-6 2014.

Unfolding Clusters: A music and visual media model of ALS pathophysiology. Federico Visi, Duncan Williams, Giovanni Dothel, Eduardo Miranda. Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data (SoniHED). Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders, University of York, UK. 12th September 2014.

Brain-computer music interfacing for continuous control of musical tempo. Daly, I., Williams, D., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J., 6th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference, Graz, Austria, September 16-19th, 2014.

Evaluating perceptual separation in a pilot system for affective composition. Williams, D., Kirke, A., Miranda, E. R., Daly, I., Hallowell, J., Hwang, F., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Nasuto, S. J., International Computer Music Conference / Sound and Music Computing Conference (ICMC/SMC2014). Athens, Greece, 15-19th September 2014.

Affective Jukebox: A confirmatory study of EEG emotional correlates in response to musical stimuli. Eaton, J., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R., International Computer Music Conference / Sound and Music Computing Conference (ICMC/SMC2014). Athens, Greece, 15-19th September 2014.

Changes in music tempo entrain movement related brain activity. Daly, I., Hallowell, J., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Roesch, E., Weaver, J., Williams, D., Miranda, E. R., Nasuto, S. J. (2014, August). 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'14). Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Timbre morphing: near real-time hybrid synthesis in a musical installation. Duncan Williams, Peter Randall-Page, Eduardo Miranda.  New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME2014). Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK, 1st - 3rd July 2014.

Brazilian Capoeirista and Thai Sarama: Ritual and form in the musical accompaniment of two seemingly disparate martial arts, (AAWM). Williams, D. Joint Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE 2014) and Third International Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM 2014). School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS), University of London. London, UK, 1st – 4th July 2014.

An Immersive Media Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Motor Neurone Disease). Federico Visi, Giovanni Dothel, Duncan Williams and Eduardo Miranda. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA13), Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014), Chartered Institute for IT (BCS). London, UK, 8th - 10th July 2014.

Towards Affective Algorithmic Composition. Duncan Williams, Alexis Kirke, Eduardo Reck Miranda, Etienne B. Roesch, Slawomir J. Nasuto. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion (ICME3). Jyväskylä, Finland, June 11th - 15th, 2013. Geoff Luck & Olivier Brabant (Eds.). University of Jyväskylä, Department of Music.

Many Worlds: A live action short film which edits itself in real-time based on audience emotional response. Alexis Kirke, Duncan Williams, Eduardo Miranda. 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion (ICME3). Jyväskylä, Finland, June 11th - 15th, 2013

A Short Live-action Film whose Story with Soundtrack are selected in Real-time based on Audience Arousal during Performance. Alexis Kirke, Duncan Williams, Eduardo Miranda, Amanda Bluglass, Craig Whyte, Rishi Pruthi, Andrew Eccleston. Sound and Music Computing (SMC), 10th conference. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. 30th July - 3rd August, 2013

Distance learning strategies for sound recording technology. Williams, D. Audio Engineering Society (AES) 133rd Convention. San Francisco, USA, October 26th - 29th, 2012

A low-level acoustic analysis of the timbral differences in choral location recordings captured by four common stereo microphone techniques. Williams, D. 17th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2011).  Orlando, Florida, USA, November 29th - December 2nd, 2011

Revitalizing the Denis Arnold Hall for multichannel electroacoustic sound diffusion and recording. Williams, D. Audio Engineering Society (AES) 130th Convention, Engineering Brief (Design and Assessment). London, UK, May 13th - 16th, 2011

A comparative perceptual evaluation of the timbral variations in choral location recordings created by four common stereo microphone techniques. Williams, D. Audio Engineering Society (AES) 130th Convention. London, UK, May 13th - 16th, 2011

Evaluating Timbre in Location Recordings. Williams, D. Taylor Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Sound Day Workshop "Working with sound: language, music, and beyond". University of Oxford, UK, 5 March 2011.

Perceptually-motivated audio morphing: Warmth. Williams, D., Brookes, T. Audio Engineering Society (AES) 128th Convention. Paper 8019. London, UK, May 2010

Testing a prototype timbre morpher. Williams, D., Brookes, T. Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) DMRN+4: One-Day Workshop. Queen Mary University of London, UK, December 2009

Perceptually-motivated audio morphing: Softness. Williams, D., Brookes, T. Audio Engineering Society (AES) 126th Convention. Paper 7778. Munich, Germany, May 2009

Perceptually-motivated audio morphing: Brightness. Williams, D., Brookes, T. Audio Engineering Society (AES) 122nd Convention. Paper 7035. Vienna, Austria, May 2007

Magazine articles and reviews

Prosoniq Morph, Formats: Mac & PC VST.
Sound on Sound Magazine, SOSPubs Cambridge UK, March 2005

TFPro P4: Dual Recording Channel.
Sound on Sound Magazine, SOSPubs Cambridge UK, August 2005

Sounding Off: Is entry-level software killing musical creativity?
Sound on Sound Magazine, SOSPubs Cambridge UK, November 2004

Panellist / Invited Speaker / Chair

(Sole author / speaker unless otherwise stated)


Neurophysiological and psychoacoustic perspectives for computational ethnomusicology. Computational Ethnomusicology: Methodologies for a New Field, Lorentz Center @ Oort, Leiden, Netherlands. 27-31 March, 2017.

Institute of Physics, UK: Using Artificial Intelligence and BCI for Music Making. Invited guest lecture for Institute of Physics. The William Penney Theatre, AWE Recreational Society, AWE Aldermaston, Berkshire RG7 4PR. 13 June 2016.

Applied Psychoacoustics Laboratory, Huddersfield University: Using Artificial Intelligence and BCI for Emotionally-Driven Music Creation. Invited guest lecture. Huddersfield University, UK. 20 June 2016.

Mindfield: 6th Annual School of Psychology Conference. Invited Keynote: Music, Mind, and Affective States. Plymouth, UK. 12-13th June, 2014.

Cognition Institute, Plymouth University. It’s been emotional! Art, music, memory and the impact of emotion. Peter Randall-Page, Michael Verde, Duncan Williams. Invited, Public talk and debate. Peninsula Arts Gallery, Drake Circus, Devon, UK. 27th February 2014

Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas. Timbre, spatialisation, and sound manipulation (for sound engineers, performers, and contemporary composers). Cole Series for the Performing Arts Guest Lecturer (public lecture). Cole Concert Hall, Nacogdoches, TX, USA. 12th October 2012

Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas. Anyone can mix, Right? (seminar). Sound Recording Technology Laboratory, Nacogdoches, TX, USA. 12th October 2012

Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas. Experimental and Electronic Composition (seminar). Sound Recording Technology Laboratory, Nacogdoches, TX, USA. 11th October 2012

Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas. Recording and the Live Environment (lecture). Cole Concert Hall, Nacogdoches, TX, USA. 11th October 2012

Taylor Institute, Ashmolean Museum Oxford. Searching for meaning in musicological analyses of 'in-field' recordings. Invited Speaker/Panellist, Oxford E-Research Centre (OERC), University of Oxford, 23 May 2012

British Broadcasting Corporation / Icon Films, (BBC1), The One Show: The Mathematics of Music. Jopson, M., Williams, D., St George's Theatre, Bristol UK. First broadcast BBC One, 7pm, 31st January 2012

Faculty of Music, University of Oxford. Symposium for the Performance of Electronic and Experimental Composition(SPEEC). Co-creator/covenor, co-chair and technical paper reader, 6-8 January 2012

Audio Engineering Society (AES) 131st Convention. Chair of paper session on Listening Tests (invited), also reader/reviewer of papers in sound recording and listening tests. New York City, New York, USA, 20th - 23rd October 2011

Faculty of Music Research Seminar, University of Oxford. The Semantics of Timbre: Perceptual measurement and control of timbre in location recordings, Invited Lecture, 18 January 2011

Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS) Discussion Workshop. Invited Panellist, London, July 2008

Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) Summer Conference. Chair of paper session & technical reader of DSP papers. The University of Glasgow, Scotland, 23rd - 24th July 2005

Audio Engineering Society 121st Convention. Tutorial session T9: Practicalities of the Home Studio (invited), Paris, France, May 2006


Other: Composition, Recording, Performance etc.

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