Ryan Kirkbride

Ryan Kirkbride


Ryan graduated from the University of Leeds in 2014 with a first class degree in Computer Science before completing his MA in Computer Music in the summer of 2015. He is currently in the middle of his practice-led PhD researching communication and collaboration in live coding ensembles. He is currently attending the University of Leeds as a postgraduate research student in the School of Music funded by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities as part of the network of Expressive Nonverbal Communication in Ensemble Performance. His research interests lie in HCI in live coding systems, specifically interfaces for collaborative musical performance.

Research interests

Creative coding for live improvised music; 

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_coding
  • https://foxdot.org/
  • https://algorave.com/

Collaborative interfaces for HCI in music; 

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Networked_music_performance
  • http://github.com/Qirky/Troop/



  • BSc Computer Science
  • MA Computer Music