Adam Linson
This website includes information about my activities in music — performances, recordings, broadcasts, etc. — and in research, doing formal modelling in the life sciences and related philosophy.
Artist bio
Adam Linson is a double bassist, improviser and composer, who also designs, develops and performs with real-time interactive computer music systems. He has spent decades exploring the boundaries and blurring the lines between live and recorded sound. He performs internationally in acoustic, electronic and electro-acoustic settings, at festivals, concert halls, clubs and galleries. He can be heard on live and studio recordings on labels including Intakt Records, psi, ECM, Ambiances Magnétiques and Relative Pitch Records. His work has also appeared in a range of radio broadcasts, including on BBC Radio 3, who premiered his recent collaboration with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a commission for Tectonics Festival: Glasgow 2021.
Recent albums
  • w/ Close Scrape: CUTOUT (6x6), Relative Pitch Records (2021)
  • w/ the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Warszawa 2019, Fundacja Słuchaj Records (2021)
  • w/ Evan Parker & Matthew Wright's TranceMap+: Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf, Intakt Records (2019)
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Academic bio
Adam Linson is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computing & Communications at the Open University (UK). His research interests include theoretical neurobiology and ecology, comput­ational psych­iatry, and auditory sensori­motor interaction, alongside phil­osophy of biology and philosophy of modelling. He was previously an Anniversary Fellow in Computing and Philosophy at the University of Stirling, and a Fellow or Visiting Fellow at UCL, University of Edinburgh, and University of Oxford. His publications include research articles in Behavioural Brain Research, Cognitive Neuro­psychiatry, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Biology & Philosophy, and Computer Music Journal.
Recent publications
  • Linson, A., and P. Calvo (2020), Zoocentrism in the weeds? Cultivating plant models for cognitive yield, Biology and Philosophy 35(49)
  • Linson, A., T. Parr, and K. Friston (2020), Active inference, stressors, and psychological trauma: A neuroethological model of (mal)adaptive explore-exploit dynamics in ecological context, Behavioural Brain Research 380: 1-13,
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Email: adam [at] percent [dash] s [dot] com