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      A Technological Approach to Well-Being in the Music Industry

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      Proceedings of EVA London 2024 (EVA 2024)
      Since 1990, the EVA London Conference has established itself as one of the United Kingdom’s most innovative and interdisciplinary conferences in the field of digital visualisation. The papers and abstracts in this volume cover areas such as the arts, culture, heritage, museums, music, performance, visual art, and visualisation, as well as related interdisciplinary areas, in combination with technology. The latest research and work by early career researchers, established scholars, practitioners, research students, and visual artists, can be found in this volume, published in full colour.
      8–12 July 2024
      Stroboscopic, Electronic music, Sonification, Entrainment, Isochronic
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            I subscribe to the eloquence of Plato’s moral law ‘wings to the mind, flight to the imagination’ a gestalt if you may when one feels complete in the frequencies and tones of musical composition, synchronised to the rhythms of flicker light, and creativity as a whole. Rhythms, melodies, harmonies and frequencies are the nuances of supportive change each working in matrimony to bear the weight of mind. Yet as much as I value the precision and rigour of quantitative analysis, I also recognise the power of intuition and inspiration in creative expressionism. Engaging in creative activities provides an outlet for emotions and helps relieve stress and anxiety. Whether it is writing, painting, or playing an instrument, being creative can provide opportunity for musicians and artists to express their feelings, reducing the potential of burnout and stress. This research aims to investigate new approaches with music production software and flicker light technology, exploring the creative process as a useful tool for improving mental health quality and potentially lowering stress levels. The evidence put forward shows how composing electronic music might be used to ameliorate mental health by interacting with photic stimulation, spatialisation, digital composition and personal development. As a result, a deeper significance hidden inside the creative process will become clear and apparent, enabling the composer to constructively focus on the use of sonified data, binaural audio, music technology, and altered states of consciousness.

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            Proceedings of EVA London 2024
            EVA 2024
            London
            8–12 July 2024
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Since 1990, the EVA London Conference has established itself as one of the United Kingdom’s most innovative and interdisciplinary conferences in the field of digital visualisation. The papers and abstracts in this volume cover areas such as the arts, culture, heritage, museums, music, performance, visual art, and visualisation, as well as related interdisciplinary areas, in combination with technology. The latest research and work by early career researchers, established scholars, practitioners, research students, and visual artists, can be found in this volume, published in full colour.
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            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Isochronic,Sonification,Stroboscopic,Entrainment,Electronic music

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