Andre Ktori, Associate Professor

Andre Ktori, Associate Professor

Head of School, Te Rewa O Puanga - the School of Music and Creative Media Production

Working in music, media and design for over 30 years, Associate Professor Andre Ktori is best known for his work in interactive music. He founded the London based interactive music collective AudioRom, creating enhanced interactive music CDs such as ShiftControl. Ktori is a BAFTA, Milia d’Or and Millennium Product award winner and has exhibited internationally at The Tate Britain, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Musée du Louvre, ISEA and Fuse and has performed using remote network technology at FCMM in Montreal and NEMO Amsterdam.

Ktori has worked in convergence media developing cross-platform opportunities for organisations such as the BBC, Sky, Open, V2 and Nokia, predominantly in the area of sound and music. He has also partnered in various creative arts labs and research projects for The Department of Trade and Industry, The European Commission, London Arts Board and the BBC.

His current research at Massey is in design and composition for generative, interactive and reactive music application. 

  • Expertise

    Cross media development; design and representation for musical interaction; electronic music composition; remote network performance development; sound studies; digital media and music ecology; music technology; and media sandpit and lab facilitation.

  • Research Highlights

    AudioRom ShiftControl, Interactive Music (1999) (Second edition 2000)
    Enhanced CD. 16 interactive music interfaces and seven audio works featuring T Power. Awarded a BAFTA for Best Design, Milia D’or for Leisure and Entertainment, and a Design Council Millennium Product award for Innovation.

    TrigerHappy Music Installation (1998)
    Interactive music installations commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and Sun Microsystems. Consisting of multi-user interactive sound and image works controlled via motion tracking and light sensitive devices, this installation was exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Fuse, San Francisco; Sonar, Barcelona; Art 300, Paris; and The British Council Sensurround Tour of Israel, Greece, Brazil, and Germany.

    SoundTrax (1998)
    Site-based multi-user music installation networked between Manchester and Liverpool city rail stations, UK. Screen-based sound and music interface composed by travellers and controlled by the passage of the trains between the two stations Strings and Field Concrete. Commissioned by ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts), The Arts Council of England and the BBC.

    Presence (1999)
    Remote user-generated sound and image work. Commissioned by INTEL and Arts Alliance Venture Capital for The Allure of the Digital, Tate Britain. Audio-visual work projected into the Turner Gallery of The Tate Britain. Conference panel: Peter Molyneux, The Attik, AudioRom and Malcolm McLaren.

  • Qualifications

    BA (University of Wales, Newport)
    MA (University of Westminster)