Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre Overview

The Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre encompasses a broad and continually evolving range of artistic creation and theory focused on innovative application of new technologies to music. It emphasises electroacoustic music and sonic art The MTI programme was established in 1999 and the research centre is now acknowledged globally to be a leader in its field.  It hosts a number of projects including the Electroacoustic Resources Site initiatives, EARS and EARS 2, initiatives in electroacoustic music analysis (e.g., eAnalysis, OREMA) and is host to the international journal, “Organised Sound” (Cambridge University Press). It has an annual events series consisting of concerts, seminars and symposia –

The Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership from UK and EU students. All researchers are specialised in the areas of sonic art/electroacoustic music composition and electroacoustic music studies. Members of the research centre and their research interests are listed below:

Dr. Simon Atkinson
Acousmatic music and experimental electronic music composition; C20th & contemporary musics; sound spatialisation; music signification.

Dr. Peter Batchelor
Sonic arts; electroacoustic music composition; electroacoustic music studies, sound in space; installation practice; public art.

Dr. Bret Battey
Generative/algorithmic music and visuals; audiovisual composition; electroacoustic composition; haptics; custom sound synthesis.

Prof. Simon Emmerson
Electroacoustic music – composition, performance, aesthetics and analysis, pedagogy; contemporary music; music and technology.

Prof. Leigh Landy
Composition (including cross-arts); electroacoustic music studies; devising/collaborative practices; dramaturgy; access to/facilitation of contemporary music practice (community/education).

Dr. John Richards
New modes of performance and interactive environments/Dirty Electronics; improvisation; participatory art

Dr. Craig Vear
Composition; intermedia and interdisciplinary music; sound theatre; digital opera; interactive performance environments; soundscape and sound art.

Prof. John Young
Composition (electroacoustic and instrumental); environmental sounds and sound recognition; aesthetics of digital sound transformation.

If you want to know more about the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre click here and to make an application click here.

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