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Conference tunes in to latest music trends

Posted on 4 December 2013

The latest trends and developments in the music industry are the subject of a new European conference hosted by the University of York and York St John University in York this week.

Innovation in Music (InMusic ’13) brings together academics, artists, music producers and engineers to learn about the future of the music industry from the artist to the consumer.

The event opens today (Wednesday 4 December) at York St John University with a concert by Imprints, a band specialising in acoustic and electronic music which explores the boundaries of noise, electronic and ambient sound.

The conference continues on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December at the Music Research Centre at the University of York where sessions include a keynote talk by Jake Gosling, multi-platinum selling music producer, songwriter and manager best known for his work with artists such as Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith.

Other sessions include a demonstration of ‘Tweeting Machines’, interactive mechanical percussion driven by Twitter messages, and a musical rehearsal by musicians in Edinburgh and York using the latest audio visual technology to allow the musicians to interact in real time.

Dr Jez Wells, from the Department of Music at the University of York, is one of the conference chairs. He said: “The means of making and experiencing music are changing fast and this event brings together representatives from the music industry and academics to discuss the implications of the latest innovations and what they might mean for listeners and ‘experiencers’ of audio in this new era.

“Our speakers are some of the leading figures in the music industry and we have also organised a series of special sessions which will allow delegates the opportunity to hear and try out some of the latest innovations in music technology. The Music Research Centre is the perfect venue for this conference. It’s exciting to be welcoming such a diverse range of people and technologies to York”.

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