Jun 20th 2017

Prof. Mark Sandler’s guest seminar at McGill’s

Professor Mark Sandler of Queen Mary, University of London (School of Engineering and Computer Science) gave a talk on Friday 16 June at the Music Technology Conference Room, Mc Gill, …


May 4th 2017

Premiere performance of Climb!

Maria Kallionpää’s new interactive work for piano, University of Nottingham, 8 June, 5 pm. Admission free. Directions: www.lakesidearts.org.uk/about-us/venues.html [caption id="attachment_1997" align="alignright" width="300"] Djanogly Recital Hall, Dept of Music, University of Nottingham[/caption]…


Apr 27th 2017

FAST partners at the ‘Music of Sound’ symposium, 21 April, Oxford

The ‘Music of Sound’ was a 1 day symposium and hack on sonification organised by the University of Oxford e-Research Centre and the Centre for Digital Scholarship. The theme of…


Feb 13th 2017

A. Blumlein to be honoured with Technical Grammy award

Alan Dower Blumlein, the British engineer and inventor of stereo sound recording, is to be posthumously honoured by the Recording Academy in the USA with the Technical Grammy award, according…


Feb 3rd 2017

FAST partners contribute to new book on ‘Mixing Music’

Mixing Music (eds: Russ Heptworth-Sawyer & Jay Hodgson), Perspectives on Music Production series, New York / Abingdon: Routledge, 2017. The series, Perspectives On Music Production, collects detailed and experientially informed considerations…


Oct 28th 2016

FAST participates in performance and electronic music workshop at STEIM

August saw Dr Alan Chamberlain (University of Nottingham) of the FAST project attend and help document a workshop that supported digital instrument designers to use the Bela platform “a new…


Oct 10th 2016

FAST presents Ada Lovelace-inspired project at MobileHCI ’16

Professor David De Roure and Pip Willcox, two Oxford members of the FAST IMPACt team, presented an Ada Lovelace inspired paper ‘Numbers in Places: Creative Interventions in Musical Space &…



Oct 3rd 2016

FAST participants attend Sonar+D 2016 festival

From 16-18 June 2016, the Centre for Digital Music (QMUL) including members from the FAST project presented a public exhibition of its research at the Sonar+D festival, a high-profile annual…


Sep 14th 2016

Professor Mark Sandler elected fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Mark Sandler is one of 50 of the UK’s engineers to be welcomed as new Fellows on the day to mark the Academy’s 40th annual general meeting. There are only…


Aug 1st 2016

Oxford partners participate in the Digital Humanities Summer School

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, 4 – 8 July 2016 The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School is the largest in Europe (and second largest in the world). It…


Jul 18th 2016

Collaboration between FAST and Audiolabs Erlangen

By Sebastian Ewert (Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London) FAST project member Sebastian Ewert (Queen Mary University of London) visited in July our project partner International Audio…


Jul 13th 2016

FAST members present their work at MEC

FAST Report from the Music Encoding Conference, 17-20 May 2016, Montreal, Canada (by David Weigl) FAST project members David Weigl and Kevin Page (Oxford e-Research Centre) recently presented their work…


Jun 7th 2016

FAST partners participate in the annual CHI conference

The FAST project was in full force at the ACM’s annual Computer-Human Interaction conference – widely known as CHI – in San Jose in May. CHI is the leading conference for research into…


May 18th 2016

FAST participates in The Able Orchestra project

The Able Orchestra project is the latest in a series of projects achieved through the partnership between Orchestras Live and Nottinghamshire Music Hub. The project has been co-produced by County…


May 9th 2016

Professor Steve Benford announces ‘Artcodes’

Our partner from Nottingham, Professor Steve Benford, Mixed Reality Lab, just announced Artcodes – “the greatly extended and rebranded Aestheticodes app”. The Carolan guitar connects to its digital record through…


Apr 27th 2016

FAST partners meet in Paris for their 2nd all-hands meeting

On the 15-16 February this year, FAST IMPACt partners met at the University of London Institute in Paris for their 2nd all-hands meeting located in beautiful surroundings of the Invalides…


Mar 21st 2016

Seminar ‘Cross-cultural Music Mood Recognition’

22 April 2016, 2 – 3 pm, Conference Room (room 278), Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG Dr. Xiao Hu will give a seminar on “Cross-cultural Music…


Mar 3rd 2016

Prof. Geraint Wiggins’ Inaugural Lecture, QMUL

“Cognition, Information & Creativity” 16th March 2016, 6.30pm The Octagon, Queens’ Building, Mile End Campus A free drinks reception will follow for all ticket holders. Lecture Synopsis Creativity is often…


Dec 21st 2015

Numbers into Notes – Ada Lovelace and Music

[caption id="attachment_1039" align="alignleft" width="300"] Emily Howard explaining “numbers into notes” (with permission of photographer Angela Guyton)[/caption] Ada Lovelace’s significant contributions were celebrated and discussed at the Ada Lovelace Symposium last…


Nov 30th 2015

Computer Music! with Stephen Travis Pope

23 November 2016, Queen Mary University of London Organised by: Bob L. Sturm with support from the C4DM Platform Grant EECS lecturer Bob L. Sturm organised a concert at C4DM bringing…


Nov 12th 2015

Mark Sandler presents keynote talk at ISMIR 2015

Mark Sandler gave a talk on “Integrating music information sources for music production and consumption” at this year’s International Society for Music information Retrieval conference in Malaga, Spain. ISMIR is…


Nov 11th 2015

Digital Music Research Network (DMRN+10) 2015

Tuesday 22 December, Queen Mary University of London, London Call for abstracts deadline: Friday 20 November 2015 Digital music is an important and fast-moving research area. Sophisticated digital tools for…


Nov 9th 2015

Ada sketches by Emily Howard

Monday 30 November, 7 – 9 pm, Mathematical Institute, Oxford Registration for this event is now open. Tickets are available here. A performance of ‘Ada sketches’ by Emily Howard, a…


Nov 2nd 2015

Keynote talk by Geraint Wiggins, Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity

University of Huddersfield, Uk, Friday 17 to  Sunday 19 June 2016 Conference Website:  https://csmc2016.wordpress.com Computational simulation of musical creativity is an emerging, exciting and significant area of research. In the…


Oct 28th 2015

Open Symphony selected to join Audience Labs

The Open Symphony project reimagines the music experience for a digital age, fostering alliances between performer and audience and our digital selves. It has been developped recently by Mathieu Barthet…


Oct 21st 2015

C4DM team present at Audio Mostly

At the recent Audio Mostly conference, the C4DM team presented their Moodplay experience project: “Moodplay: An Interactive Mood‐Based Musical Experience”.  (Paper reference: Barthet, M., Fazekas, G, Allik, A., Sandler, M.,…


Oct 19th 2015

Humanising music technology

Kingston University, Monday 16 November 2015, 13:30 to 20:00 hrs (GMT) This event focuses on the role of technology in our engagement with music and the intricate relationship between technology…


Jul 30th 2015

‘Listening in the Wild’, Queen Mary University of London

Research workshop: Listening in the Wild: Animal and Machine Audition in Multisource Environments, Queen Mary University of London, Friday 28th August, 10:30am-5pm * How do animals recognise sounds in noisy…


Jul 13th 2015

The MRL: D-Box Instrument Hack Workshop & Carolan Guitar Workshop

Tuesday 14 July / 9am – 2pm; 3 – 5 pm / FACTLab, Liverpool / FREE Performers often find ways of playing musical instruments that differ from the designer’s original…


Jul 8th 2015

Conf. Report by Brecht de Man – 138th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society

By Brecht de Man (C4DM, Queen Mary University of London) – 138th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, Warsaw, Poland, 7 – 10 May 2015. The 138th Convention of the…


C4DM Report: Audio & Music Hackathon London

Audio and Music Hackathon London, Queen Mary University of London, Saturday 18 July – Sunday 19 July 2015, London, UK. The Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) organised the Audio and Music…


C4DM team win an award at the Barcelona Music Hack Day

Music Hack Day & Sonar Festival, Barcelona, 17-19 June 2015 Music Hack Day is an international 24-hour event where programmers, designers and artists come together to conceptualize, build and demo…


Jul 6th 2015

Digital Musicology: Digital Humanties at Oxford Summer School 2015

Digital Musicology: Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing musicology, Monday 20 – Friday 24 July 2015, Oxford Organised by: The Oxford e-Research Centre (partner in the FAST IMPACt project)…