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57. Into The Real World

Carolan Guitar

You may remember from a while back that Carolan spent some quality time with folk-jazz band Carmina, during which their guitarist and composer Rob was inspired to compose a distinctive part for their new song Landmarks. If not you can read about Rob’s inspiration and also hear an early version of the song in Post 43.

Well, the band is now recording their new album, called Landmarks, featuring the new song. Even better, Carolan was invited along to the recording session to play a guitar part on the track.

The session was at Real World, a beautiful and secluded studio in Bath countryside that was established by Peter Gabriel and that has seen the recording of many great world music albums over the years.

Real world setting Real World studios at Box, near Bath

It’s a beautiful sunny day in late May as we catch the early morning train down from…

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By stevebenford

Steve Benford is Professor of Collaborative Computing in the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham. He currently holds an EPSRC Dream Fellowship and is the Director of the EPSRC-funded Horizon Doctoral Training Centre in Ubiquitous Computing. He is also a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge and was the first Visiting Professor at the BBC in 2012. Academically, Steve has received best paper awards at the ACM’s annual Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) conference in 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2012 (with honorable mentions in 2006 and 2013). He also won the 2003 Prix Ars Elctronica for Interactive Art, the 2007 Nokia Mindtrek award for Innovative Applications of Ubiquitous Computing, and has received four BAFTA nominations. He was elected to the CHI Academy in 2012. His book Performing Mixed Reality was published by MIT Press in 2011.

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