Brainstruments is the forthcoming book by Lee Sankey in which he proposes a new way of thinking about musical instruments. The project combines neuroscience research with insight from over 40 world renowned jazz, blues and classical musicians.
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New Research Interviews

New Research Interviews

It’s been a while since my last update but over the last couple of months I have been fortunate to have spoken with three more luminaries of the jazz world as part of my Brainstruments research. I sincerely thank them for their time and amazing insights. Gretchen Palarto In May I spoke with acclaimed American...
Wired Magazine Coverage

Wired Magazine Coverage

So my big news is that Brainstruments, my book project, is mentioned in the current issue of UK Wired (Smart List 2012 on the cover). I can’t tell you how chuffed I am about this. As design and tech geek I have read Wired for years so I’m delighted to actually appear in it. If I...
Gregory Porter Interview

Gregory Porter Interview

For the last two years I have spent the opening night of the London Jazz Festival at the Jazz Voices concert at the Barbican. It’s a production the like of which you won’t see anywhere else all year. The concept brings together several vocalists who are backed by a big band arranged by the superb...
Robert Glasper Interview

Robert Glasper Interview

It’s been a great day, this afternoon I managed to get an interview with American jazz pianist Robert Glasper who is visiting the UK as part of the London Jazz Festival. I am delighted to have had a chat with Robert as he’s not only a fantastic, distinctive and innovative pianist, mixing hip hop and...
Free Summary Paper

Free Summary Paper

In advance of the publication of “Brainstruments”, I have written a summary research paper which you can download below. My paper contains some of the findings from my research to date which I believe have major implications for enabling both professional and amateur musicians to improve their playing standard and to enhance the way music...
Musician Galleries

Musician Galleries

Occasionally I remember to take a camera along to the interviews and occasionally I actually remember to use it. Here are some of the artists I have interviewed as part if my research for the book.