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 performs regularly on the double bass, acoustically and with live electronics, as a soloist and in a wide variety of ensembles. His perf­ormances are documented on labels including Intakt Records, psi, ECM, Ambiances Magnétiques, and Relative Pitch Records.
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