Project Info

Robin Fox + Bionic Ear Institute (Melbourne, Australia)

Whilst cochlear implants have been remarkably successful in restoring speech perception, they present an issue in music appreciation for implant users.

Robin Fox, one of Australia’s leading audio-visual, sound and computer music artists, will work with researchers from the Bionic Ear Institute’s Music and Pitch Project Team to create musical compositions tailored specifically for implant users.

The collaboration will allow Fox to further his research into audio-visual equivalence by conducting a series of experiments investigating whether visual stimuli accompanying sound can increase the musical experience for the hearing impaired.

The residency is presented by ANAT in partnership with The Australian Council for the Arts as part of its Synapse Initiative and is supported by the Bionic Ear Institute and Arts Access Australia.