Dr Norah Lorway
Lecturer, BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology
Originally from Canada, Norah is a computer musician, computer programmer and composer who has performed at concerts, algoraves, festivals and installations throughout the UK, Canada, Australia, Slovenia, Belgium, Sweden, Greece, Denmark, and Japan, amongst other countries. Work featured in festivals such as ISEA, NIME, ICLC, Incubate (NL), Norgberg Festival (Sweden) and has been written about in international media such as Mixmag. Norah also writes music for film and other related media, including her recent film score for Anthropocene: The Human Epoch which was premiered at festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival (September 2018), Sundance Film Festival (January 2019), Berlin International Film Festival (February 2019) amongst others.
Norah's research focused on human centred artificial intelligence, live coding, VR/AR experiences, gesture control, digital musical instrument design, and new media medicine. She has worked with the Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), founded various laptop ensembles in the UK and Canada and maintains an active performance career in Europe and Canada.
Previous to Falmouth, Norah was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), where she worked at the The Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) and School of Music on several projects relating to instrument design, interactivity and live coding, funded by Canada Council for the Arts. She was also recipient of Canada Council's Robert Fleming Award for outstanding Canadian composer during this time. Current research includes work intersecting health and technology, using wearable technologies and VR/MR.
In 2015, Norah founded Hex DB labs, a software consulting company which creates software solutions for various high end audio companies, scientific research and more. She is also an Immersion Fellow, as part of the Southwest Creative Technology Network funded by Research England.