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Interface Development / ML for Multimodal Artistic Research / Enhanced Pedagogy / Music and AI


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Roberto's practice explores the connections between different artistic disciplines, from dance and music to video art and interactive sound installations. His recent work examines networked hybrid music practices endemic to a world increasingly mediated by AI and machine learning. His multipronged practice-based and -led research spans a post-structuralist reconsideration of musical workhood and authorship, technologically enhanced string pedagogy, gestural analysis, and interface development.

Research Interests

  • Music and AI
  • Interface Development
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • 20th-Century Music & 20th-Century Spanish Music
  • Philosophy of Music & Critical Theory
  • Historical Performance Practice
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Theodor W. Adorno
  • Post-structuralism and Music

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Music, PhD, DMA - Violin Performance, University of Houston

Award Date: 1 Sept 2017

Music, PhD, Violin Performance, Birmingham City University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2012

Music, Master, Birmingham City University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2006

Music, Bachelor, Birmingham City University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2005


  • BD Speculative Philosophy
  • BH Aesthetics
  • T. W. Adorno
  • HM Sociology
  • T. W. Adorno
  • M Music
  • Musicology
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • ML Literature of music
  • MT Musical instruction and study
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Chamber Music
  • Orchestra
  • NX Arts in general
  • Sound Art
  • Music and AI
  • QA76 Computer software
  • Embedded Software


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  • MA/IN 2023 AWARDS

    ALONSO TRILLO, Roberto (Recipient) & Marek, Poliks (Recipient), 31 Jul 2023

    Prize: Award