Adam Linson
This website includes information about my activities in music — performances, recordings, broadcasts, etc. — and in research, working across life sciences on neurobehavioral models, doing related philosophy, and more.
Artist bio
Adam Linson (double bassist, improviser, composer) explores the boundaries and blurs the lines between live and recorded sound through the use of acoustic and electronic instruments and interactive computer systems. He performs internationally at festivals, concert halls, clubs and galleries, and can be heard on live and studio recordings on labels including Intakt Records, psi, ECM, Ambiances Magnétiques and Relative Pitch Records. His work has appeared in a range of radio broadcasts, including on BBC Radio 3, who in 2021 premiered his collaboration with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a commission for the Tectonics Festival, Glasgow.
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), working across life sciences on neurobehavioral models. His main interest is modelling the effects of stress and time pressure on perceptual uncertainty and behavior. His research areas include neuropsychiatry, ecology, music psychology, and human factors. He also contributes to the humanities and social sciences, bringing his main research into interdisciplinary collaborations, or building directly on his background in philosophy and the arts. 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.
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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
University: profile page