Impact can be discovered in Landy’s scholarly work and his artistic work. Selected examples now follow.
There are two ElectroAcoustic Resource Sites, the original one and one in development. The ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (ears.dmu.ac.uk), supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Unesco is available for users in a number of languages and consists of a subject glossary with a structured index, thesaurus and a bibliography with nearly 4,000 citations. The site is visited by over 20,000 visitors monthly and is cited by people within and without academia on a regular basis, not to mention that contributions come from people of all sorts. EARS also has its own publishing arm. Currently there are plans to automate the site using tools from data analytics and information retrieval that would also expand the site’s horizon (media to be added) and languages.
Its follow-up project, still in development, called EARS 2 (ears2.dmu.ac.uk) is a pedagogical initiative for students at early secondary school level (and interested people of all ages) that will contain a variety of web 2.0 tools. The site’s creative software program, Compose with Sounds (cws.dmu.ac.uk), has been supported by an EU Culture grant and, like EARS, will be available in a number of languages for adoption in schools globally and is recommended by the Cypriot government for their National Curriculum as well as cultural and education organisations on several continents. This project is supported by Landy’s recent book, “Making Music with Sounds” (Routledge, NY, 2012).
Landy’s works have appeared on national broadcast media on several continents, in theatres and concert venues throughout Europe and beyond. He was the first composer in residence for the Dutch National Theatre company. Some of his productions have been televised as well as his collaborative video works. He has been featured composer at festivals in, for example, China, Portugal and Brazil.