Balandino is a full-time PhD student at the Integra Lab (Birmingham Conservatoire). His research focuses on live sound spatialisation using live gestural controllers.

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 Integra Lab for the development of Integra Live, where later on he gained a position as PhD Student.


Research Interests

Balandino's current research is focused on mapping gestures enacted along music into sound spatialisation parameters, specifically in beatboxing performance.

His latest project related to my research work is MyoMapper, an open-source application to manage and send Myo data to any audio and visual software able to receive OSC and MIDI messages.

Balandino's research interests are:

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interaction Design
  • Audio Signal Elaboration
  • Musical Performance
  • Virtual Realities

Current projects

  • Myo Mapper, a free and open-source application to map Thalmic's Myo armband data into OSC messages.
  • MyoSpat, an audio spatialisation system controlled through gestures
  • HarpCI, an interactive performance for harp and MyoSpat.
  • MIxDance, an interactive performance for two dancers