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Making the cut in music technology research

City’s Music Informatics Research Group (MIRG) joins forces with City’s Music Department and King’s College London’s Centre for Telecommunications Research on 14th October in the College Building’s Performance Space for a presentation of ‘Cutting Edge Research’.
by John Stevenson


City University London's Music Informatics Research Group (MIRG) will be collaborating with City's Music Department and King's College London's Audio Lab within its Centre for Telecommunications Research on 14th October. This free "Cutting Edge Research" event, sponsored by the Audio Engineering Society UK (AES), takes place in the Performance Space of the College Building at 6:30pm and will include a drinks reception and a selection of music performances.

The MIRG in the Department of Computer Science, has since 2005 been analysing music as audio and symbolic data (scores, MIDI). MIRG draws together expertise in machine learning, signal processing, computer science and musicology to develop intelligent music analysis and processing methods.

City's Department of Music supports research for contemporary composers, which removes the boundaries between scored concert music, studio composition and media composition, encompassing notated and digital music, sound arts, improvisation, interdisciplinary practices and numerous points of intersection.

King's College London's (KCL) Audio Lab focuses on multichannel systems for perceptual sound field synthesis and reproduction. The KCL Audio Lab has established a scientific framework for the analysis and design of multichannel systems based on concise modeling of underlying psychoacoustic phenomena.

Senior Lecturer and head of the MIRG, Dr Tillman Weyde, said:

"We look forward to welcoming specialist and non-specialist visitors alike to this event, which brings together multi-disciplinary academics from two institutions (King's College London and City) presenting their state-of-the-art research in music technology including captivating music performances."

For more information visit City's MIRG and the Audio Engineering Society.

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