Oct 9th 2019

FAST final celebration event

Friday, 1 November 2019, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm The Neuron pod, Whitechapel, Queen Mary University of London The FAST partners from the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary, Oxford…


Mar 11th 2019

David De Roure collaborates on new Ada Lovelace event

Professor David De Roure, the FAST Co-Investigator from Oxford, will collaborate as a partner in the PRiSM team from the Royal Northern College of Music  on a new Ada Lovelace event at…


FAST at the Tate Modern

The FAST project combined forces with the ESRC PETRAS Internet of Things project in a public event at the at the Tate Modern on 8-9 February. The event explored how the Internet of Things is changing…


Feb 7th 2019

FAST documentation film

Music’s changing fast, FAST is changing music. Our FAST documentation film is now available to watch (click on one of the two links below): Full film VIMEO: https://player.vimeo.com/video/307448834 Full film YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/VF4qQRcGfl8…


Dec 7th 2018

FAST Press release: Music’s changing FAST, FAST is changing music

Showcasing the culmination of five years of digital music research, the FAST IMPACt project (Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption), led by Queen Mary University…


Nov 13th 2018

FAST project member Kevin Page chairs DLfM

Seventy international researchers attended the 5th conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) in Paris, France, organised by the FAST project in collaboration with the Unlocking Musicology project and the…


Nov 5th 2018

FAST Report on FAST Industry Day @Abbey Road Studios

[caption id="attachment_2848" align="alignleft" width="300"] Introduction by Professor Mark d’Inverno[/caption] Music’s changing fast: FAST is changing music. Showcasing the culmination of five years of digital music research, the FAST IMPACt project…


Sep 28th 2018

High-tech spin-out company FXive is formed

Research in the FAST project and several other projects has demonstrated a new way to perform sound design. High quality, artistic sound effects can be achieved by the use of…


Centre releases Music Encoding and Linked Data software

Oxford FAST team members who are researchers at the University of Oxford’s e-Research Centre, have announced version 1.0 of their Music Encoding and Linked Data (MELD) framework, a flexible software…


May 9th 2018

FAST participates in BBC R & D ‘Sounds Amazing’ event

On Wednesday 2 May, FAST team members from the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, Alo Allik and Josh Reiss, presented their latest research at the Sounds Amazing 2018…


Apr 30th 2018

FAST show & tell at Ideas Unwrapped, Queen Mary, 26 April

FAST Live demonstrations at the QM Ideas Unwrapped yearly event, 26 April, Queen Mary [caption id="attachment_2361" align="alignright" width="300"] Grateful Live demonstrator by Thomas Wilmering, C4DM, Queen Mary[/caption] FAST team members…


Apr 27th 2018

Prof. Mark Sandler gives FAST talk @Ideas Unwrapped

Thursday 26 April, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Professor Mark Sandler gave his talk ‘FAST Forward’ on the FAST project on Thursday 26 April in a keynote talk…


Apr 23rd 2018

FAST Live Demonstrations @Ideas Unwrapped

FAST Live Demonstrations @Ideas Unwrapped, Thursday 26 April, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End   FAST IMPACt is a five-year EPSRC project that brings the latest technologies to bear on the…


Mar 12th 2018

QMUL Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Josh Reiss

The Inaugural Lecture by Professor Josh Reiss, Professor in Audio Engineering “Do you hear what I hear? The science of everyday sounds” Tuesday 17 April, 18:30 – 19:30 hrs, Queen…


Jan 31st 2018

Palindrome Perception: Music and Maths in the Sheldonian

[caption id="attachment_2284" align="alignright" width="300"] Music and Maths, Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, Oxfordshire. (Photo: Matthew Wilcoxson)[/caption] On Saturday 27th January more than 800 people attended “Music and Maths”, a performance by the…


Jan 19th 2018

FAST at the ‘All Your Bass’ festival in Nottingham

The Mixed Reality Lab in collaboration with the National Video Game Arcade and the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham present two exciting activities scheduled for ‘All Your Bass’,…


Dec 11th 2017

FAST C4DM team wins best paper at the ISMIR Conference, 23 – 27 Oct.

Members of the FAST IMPACt project team from C4DM, Queen Mary University of London and Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford University presented their research at the 18th International Society for Music…


Nov 30th 2017

FAST workshop at AES New York 2017, 18 – 20 October

FAST IMPACt project members from the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) organised a workshop on the 20th October 2017 as part of AES New York 2017 on Archiving & Restoration: AR08 – The…


Nov 22nd 2017

Nottingham to participate in the videogame music festival

All Your Bass: The Videogame Music Festival, Nottingham, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January 2018 The National Videogame Arcade has just announced the launch of a new videogame music and…


Nov 20th 2017

FAST residency with musician Tracy Readhead at C4DM, 17-24 Oct 2017

Between the 17th and the 24th October 2017 the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) invited the composer Tracy Redhead to collaborate on FAST with the Postdoctoral researcher Florian Thalmann.  The…


Nov 13th 2017

FAST visit at the DOREMUS meeting, 28-29 Sept, Lille

The DOing REusable MUSical data (DOREMUS) research project is a French project that aims at improving music description to foster music exchange and reuse and enhancing the user experience for…


Oct 10th 2017

Prof. de Roure heading to Australia to present FAST work

FAST Oxford partner Professor David De Roure is heading to Australia this October for a month of teaching, lectures and presentations. David De Roure is being hosted by former e-Research…


Oct 9th 2017

FAST participates in ‘Music of Proof’, RNCM

On Wednesday 4th October an evening performance by the composer Emily Howard and the mathematician Marcus de Sautoy took place at the Royal Northern College of Music. The performance took place…


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)…