Searching for The Sound of Sunlight
Dr Barry Hill is an eclectic, engaging academic teaching music. But that doesn’t tell you about his work at the interface of Electronic Dance Music and Live Performance; solar audio technology; and his views on the hipsters of their day – Bach, Mozart and Schoenberg. Barry and the staff at Southern Cross University (SCU) are redefining the boundaries of modern music education and seeking a truly personal and accessible definition of music.
Dr Barry Hill is a musician and music researcher. As a bass player and guitarist, Dr Hill has performed and recorded with many popular music ensembles, theatre and dance groups and multimedia projects both in Australia and overseas. His published research specialises in the fields of popular music culture and performance practice, audio technology and musicology. Dr Hill currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer at Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences.and teaches into the SCU Bachelor of Contemporary Music Undergraduate program.
All audio used with permission of the artists.
Barry Hill : Interactconnect kinect camera prototype 1 Musical Collaboration and Gestural Interactions.
Barry Hill : Music for double bass, iPad & EEG brain activity display
The Bird : The Making of the Birdville Sessions
Cyberbass : Live Electronic Project 2007-2011
Excerpt from Human Machine Music, SCU
Jamming Laurent Garnier riff
Improvised Trio : Kulchajam Festival 2013
Barry Hill Double Bass Ipad Electronics
Greg Sheehan Percussion Electronics
Ben Blay Saxophone Electronic Wind Instrument Virus Synth
Greg Sheehan : Laura
Image of Ray, the interactive audiovisual display, courtesy SCU