Balandino is Lecturer in Creative Computing at University of Leicester.

He started his musical studies at A. Casella Conservatoire of L’Aquila (Italy) in 2007, where he gained knowledge about contemporary composition, electroacoustic, acoustics, psychoacoustics, signal processing, sound design, music history and multimedia application. In the meantime, he has been working from 2009 until 2013 at the CRM - Centro Ricerche Musicali di Roma as artistic, informatics and technical assistant. He completed his undergraduate studies in 2013 with a thesis regarding the use and development of an application for the Tangible User Interface Metis.

After his studies, he experienced an internship for seven months at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Integra Lab for the development of Integra Live, where later on he gained a position as PhD Student. His thesis, entitled Designing embodied human-computer interactions in music performance, focused on the embodiment of audiovisual processing parameters using EMG and IMU based technology in a music performance context.

He then gained a position as Associate Researcher at the Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Unit (EAVI) at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he worked on on the ERC funded project BioMusic led by Proff. Atau Tanaka.

Research Interests

  • Musical Performance
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Interaction Design (IxD)
  • Audio Signal Elaboration
  • Mixed Reality

Research projects