Research has been a significant part of Adam Jansch's working method for many years. Through his Undergraduate and Masters degrees Jansch was always keen to understand the maximum and relished the freedom of the more open assignments set.
Jansch's research focus solidified between 2008 and 2011 when he undertook a PhD in Music Composition at the University of Huddersfield. His final submission – titled Towards the open outcome record: a portfolio of works exploring strategies of freeing the record from fixity – considered the 'open outcome record', a musical medium which replaces the typical fixed sonic outcome with one whose output is different on each playback. Jansch's thesis is available at University of Huddersfield ePrints and he maintains a mini-site on the PhD containing other research materials.
During this time Jansch also explored other conceptual avenues, branching away from music and taking an particular interest in what he calls "widened the media aperture" – harnessing the simultaneity of media's transmission to present multiple media streams at once, of which his works A Sea of Goons and nullTV analog are examples.
Following a research break after his PhD, Jansch is considering directions to take for future research projects. Development of audio media apps offers potential, with a collaboration with colleague Scott Hewitt leading to the iFIMPaC 2015 paper 'The Album Post Now'. His 2015 CreativePact has even provided a direction, with the creation of a form of notation for matrix pad controllers).
Adam Jansch's PhD thesis has been made available digitally through the University of Huddersfield ePrints service.
As a practice-based project the main document is a commentary containing the thesis' theoretical underpinning, into which is weaved the significance of the works submitted. Jansch has more on his thesis at his PhD site.
Following his presentation at Leeds College of Music's FIMPaC conference, Adam Jansch will be presenting a new paper at the Sight, Sound, Space and Play conference (SSSP) being held at De Montfort University, Leicester. Taking place on Friday June 10th, Jansch will discuss his headphone sound installations One man band x n and Human jukebox x n, and the corrupting audio player dieTunes.
Adam Jansch has been accepted to present at the Forum for Music Production and Composition (FIMPaC), hosted at Leeds College of Music over May 12-13.
Jansch's paper, 'Disrupting permanence, freeing from fixity: Tapes EP and the development of the open outcome record', will cover his research into the open outcome record, including the iOS app Tapes EP (née Futures EP). His presentation will take place on May 12th.
Adam Jansch's research paper on his 'radio suite' – entitled "Integration of Live Broadcast Radio into Automated Live Electronic Works" – will receive its second presentational outing, this time at the Sight, Sound, Space and Play (SSSP) conference being held at De Montfort University in Leicester.
The updated paper will cover the same pieces as before – Synth Radio, The Chaos Engine and Travelling – but with a greater emphasis on the latter two which will have been completed by the time of the presentation, which runs on Wednesday June 2nd 2010.
"Integration of Live Broadcast Radio into Automated Live Electronic Works" became the first research paper by Adam Jansch to be accepted for presentation. The presentation – which covers Jansch's 'radio suite' works Synth Radio, The Chaos Engine and Travelling – will take place as part of the Sonic Artists in Wales Electroacoustic Symposium at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, on Thursday 25th March.