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2021/22 research seminars

Upcoming events

Past events

Clara Iannotta: What do you hear? Building sounds beyond instruments

Tuesday 14 June 2022

The Berlin-based Italian composer joins us online to discuss her recent work.

PGR Session

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

Ben Gaunt: Embracing Idiosyncrasies

Tuesday 7 June 2022

The Yorkshire-based composer, performer, and educator joins us to discuss his work, including the recent Nothing Else Exists for solo violin.

Alex Paxton: Happybig gay Cartoon-Machine Music for Bosch People, orchestras and Lollipops

Tuesday 31 May 2022

The composer and improvising-trombonist joins us to discuss his recent work.

University of York Sound and Technology Network event (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

Liz Haddon and Martin Suckling: Òran Fìdhle / Violin Song

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Join us to find out more about an exciting new duet composition and pedagogy project: Òran Fìdhle / Violin Song

Kate Ledger/Monica Pearce: Performer/composer perspectives on exploring the physical limitations of piano and toy piano performance

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Discussion and workshop of a new collaborative work exploring ideas of restraint, physicality and technique around piano and toy piano performance.

Megan Steinberg: On Composition & Disability

Tuesday 3 May 2022

A session exploring roles of composition, collaboration, AI and experimental aesthetics with musicians who identify as disabled, Deaf and/or neurodivergent.

Cobi van Tonder: Acoustic Atlas – Cultivating the Capacity to Listen

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Join Cobi Van Tonder as she discusses the Acoustic Atlas platform.

Music Coding Collective, Summer week 1

Friday 22 April 2022

Dr Tom Collins will be discussing 'Data sonification: an Introduction'.

Closing the Gender Gap III: Open-Access Analysis of Amy Beach's Gaelic Symphony

Friday 18 March 2022

Join Dr. Dr. Elizabeth Marvin, Dr. Sarah Marlowe, and Dr. Mark Gotham and students from Eastman School of Music for an "analysis-a-thon".

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 10

Friday 18 March 2022

Coding session 4: JUCE for bridging audio and machine learning, part II

Zakiya Leeming: Frozen waterfalls, compressed springs: Compositional strategies informed by science, medicine, digital technologies and machine learning.

Tuesday 15 March 2022

A session exploring iterative methodologies, composer/scientist collaborations, distributed creativity and technological hybridity.

Music Coding Collective, Spring week nine

Friday 11 March 2022

Philip Harrison: Research and high-performance computing for Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 8

Friday 4 March 2022

Jemily Rime: Quantum computer music

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 7

Friday 25 February 2022

Kyle Worrall. Technical sound design in Unreal Engine, including syncing sound to animations

David R. M. Irving: The Intercultural Interests of Early Music Pioneers Arnold and Mabel Dolmetsch

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Part of our weekly Music Research seminar series

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 5

Friday 11 February 2022

Adrián Barahona Ríos. Machine learning for procedural audio

Acoustic Atlas – Cultivating the Capacity to Listen

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Join Cobi Van Tonder as she discusses the Acoustic Atlas platform.

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 4

Friday 4 February 2022

Coding session 2.5: Debugging Matlab, querying Spotify’s API

Pulsation, Groove, and Grime

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Composer Florence Anna Maunders presents a guided exploration of her recent work, which draws upon influences from the worlds of drum 'n' bass, contemporary jazz, Persian folk music and American minimalism.

Music Coding Collective, Spring week three

Friday 28 January 2022

Coding session 2: More JavaScript and p5.js (continuing from previous session)

University of York Sound & Technology Network event

Wednesday 26 January 2022

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

Going North: collaborations with composers and engineers

Tuesday 25 January 2022

In this seminar, celebrated Brazilian-Canadian pianist Luciane Cardassi will perform live for the audience and talk about the different paths music collaboration have opened in her artistic journey.

Music Coding Collective, Spring week two

Friday 21 January 2022

Coding session 1: Introduction to JavaScript and p5.js

Songs at the Sacrifice: Text, Music and Meaning in the Late Medieval Mass

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

Talking with statues: language, memory and history in Hans Zender’s ‘composed interpretations’

Tuesday 18 January 2022

In 2010, Hans Zender commented on his creative reworkings of Schubert and Beethoven (among others): 'we always think that the past is past, but the past is not past, we can take it up again and send it in a different direction’. Can we? How? To what purpose? Join Dr Mark Hutchinson in this engaging seminar to find out.

Shzr Ee Tan (Royal Holloway) - Decolonising Music, Good Faith, (less)Safe Spaces and Brave Conversations

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

Improvising Sabor: Cuban Dance Music in New York

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Part of our Music Research Seminars series

Experimental approaches to composition, production and performance: Gazelle Twin

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Experimental composer and performer, Elizabeth Bernholz (aka Gazelle Twin) will discuss her work; sharing thoughts on how and why she pursues an alternative approach to composition, production and performance, with a focus on specific projects, including her recent collaboration with Ben Eyes for the A/V project 'Absent Sitter', commissioned by York Mediale / XR Stories in 2020.

Bespoke synth: A beginner's intro

Monday 29 November 2021

Tom Smith. Sonic Pi and Orca: Beginner's intro.

Music Coding Collective, Autumn week nine

Friday 26 November 2021

Coding session 3: Review of coding this term (people can/should ask to look over particular sketches/topics, to look at bugs in their code, etc.), and pointing forward to future topics.

Igor Contreras Zubillaga (University of Huddersfield): Sounding Democracy in Post-Francoist Spain

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Part of our Music Research Seminars series

CMRC Autumn Week 9 seminar: Mira Benjamin

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Why I’m once again ready to listen to more than intonation... (Research Narratives in the embodied practice of ‘microtonal' music) (In-person, with simultaneous Zoom link.)

Music Coding Collective, Autumn week eight

Friday 19 November 2021

Jemily Rime. Practitioners’ perceptions on the future of podcasting: An overview of content personalisation using artificial intelligence for an audio-based medium.

Composer, performer, curator… why not?

Tuesday 16 November 2021

In this session, cellist, music producer/curator, and composer, Lucy Railton, will discuss professional and creative identities and the the interpreter/creator clash.

Music Coding Collective: Voice and Accent

Friday 12 November 2021

Speaker organised by Sound and Technology Network. Speaker/title tbc

CMRC Autumn Week 7 seminar: PGR student research presentations: Robin Haigh and Loré Lixenberg

Tuesday 9 November 2021

PGR students Robin Haigh and Loré Lixenberg present their research. (In-person, with simultaneous Zoom link.)

Music Coding Collective, Autumn week six

Friday 5 November 2021

Philip Harrison. Sound-driven generative art with p5.js and Tone.js

Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths College): Doing real musicology with digital tools

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Postponed from October. Part of our weekly Music Research Seminars series

Music Coding Collective, Autumn week five

Friday 29 October 2021

Coding session 2a: Introduction to Tone.js

CMRC Autumn Week 5 seminar: Ed McKeon

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Making Art Public: Musicality and the Curatorial. (In-person with simultaneous Zoom link.)

Music Coding Collective, Autumn week four

Friday 22 October 2021

Integrating music inside of Unreal Engine: An overview of how to implement transitional and parallel music systems inside of Unreal Engine using Blueprints

Hilary Poriss (Northeastern University, US): Malibran, Divas, and Abuse in the Singing Profession

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminars series

CMRC Autumn Week 4 seminar: Amandine Pras (in person) and Jonathan Kay (online)

Tuesday 19 October 2021

A Home Away From Home: Sounds of Jazz-Hindustani Conversations. (In-person with simultaneous Zoom link.)

Music Coding Collective, Autumn week three

Friday 15 October 2021

Coding session 1c: Tone.js

CMRC Autumn Week 3 seminar: Ceiri Torjussen

Tuesday 12 October 2021

New Tools of the Trade: Using Extended Instrumental Techniques and Custom-Made Sampled Instruments in Music for the Screen. (Online, via Zoom.)

Music Coding Collective, Autumn week two

Friday 8 October 2021

Coding session 1b: More JavaScript and p5.js (continuing from previous session)

CMRC Autumn Week 2 seminar: Christopher Fox

Tuesday 5 October 2021

'The beautiful and permanent forms of nature': thinking about musical meaning, abstraction and subject-matter. (In-person, with simultaneous zoom link.)

Music Coding Collective, Autumn week one

Friday 1 October 2021

Coding session 1a: Introduction to JavaScript and p5.js