News Story

PhD for Sylvie

Chris Valentine, Thursday 21 February 2008 | Annotate
KMi News Image

Congratulations to Sylvie Truman for passing her PhD viva today. The title of her thesis is “A computer supported approach towards collaborative and creative musicality in the classroom: study and framework”. The overall aim of the research was to develop and test a collaborative approach to composition that did not require knowledge of the conventional staff notation for music. A software environment called Soundscape was developed that allowed students to associate sounds with visual elements and then compose by organising these on a visual background. A key contribution of Sylvia’s research was investigating the importance of preparatory activities within creativity and proposing and testing how preparation could be supported within the context of Soundscape.


Chris Valentine Photograph

Chris Valentine

Project Officer

Telephone Icon Email Icon Website Icon RDF Icon

LinkedIn Icon

Latest News


View by

Latest Seminar
Alessia Pisu
University of Cagliari

AI-Driven Ontology extraction of Research Areas

Watch the live webcast


Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1908 653800

Fax: +44 (0)1908 653169

Email: KMi Support


If you have any comments, suggestions or general feedback regarding our website, please email us at the address below.

Email: KMi Development Team