Dr Sven-Amin Lembke

Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Music and Audio Technology

Faculty: Technology

School/department: Leicester Media School

Research group(s): Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (MTIRC)

Address: Clephan Building 0.07B, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK

T: +44 (0)116 207 8482

E: sven-amin.lembke@dmu.ac.uk



Personal profile

Sven-Amin Lembke seeks to describe the experiences of creating, performing or listening to music, based on an interdisciplinary approach spanning musicology, acoustics and psychology, which informs both his teaching and research practice.

Research interests/expertise

Audio / music technology
Room / music / psychological acoustics

Areas of teaching

Acoustics (eg room acoustics, musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, electroacoustics) Perception and cognition of music and sound
Computational analysis and modelling of music


PhD in Music Technology (2015), McGill University, Montreal, Canada
MA in Musicology, Acoustics, Audio Technology (2007),Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany

Courses taught

MUST1001: Foundations of Music
MUST2004: Creative Coding for Music
MUST2005: Sound and Image
TECH1020: Introduction to Audio Production
TECH3010: Technology Project (supervision)
TECH3011: Studio Technology

Membership of professional associations and societies

European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), 2015 - present
Audio Engineering Society (AES), 2015 - present

Conference attendance

July 2016: Lembke S-A, An exploration of psychoacoustic factors influencing the perception of triangular sound shapes. Poster presented at 14th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC- SMPC), San Francisco, USA

October 2015: Lembke S-A, Levine S, de Francisco M and McAdams S, The use of microphone level balance in blending the timbre of horn and bassoon players. Paper presented at Audio Engineering Society Convention 139, New York City, USA

December 2014: Lembke S-A and McAdams S, Timbre’s role in music: investigating its dependency on pitch and dynamics during musical performance. Paper presented at 9th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM), Berlin, Germany

August 2014: Lembke S-A, Levine S, de Francisco M and McAdams S, The influence of performer roles on timbre blending between bassoon and horn players. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC-APSCOM), Seoul, South Korea

August 2013: Lembke S-A, Levine S, de Francisco M and McAdams S, Measuring the interaction between bassoon and horn in achieving timbre blend. Paper presented at Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference (SMAC) and Sound and Music Computing (SMC) Conference, Stockholm, Sweden

June 2013: Lembke S-A, Narmour E and McAdams S, Predicting blend between orchestral timbres using generalized spectral-envelope descriptions. Paper presented at International Congress on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada

May 2013: Lembke S-A, Levine S, de Francisco M and McAdams S, Timbre blending as a performance variable: investigation of the interactive relationship between performers and a sound-recording engineer. Paper presented at Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) Student Symposium, Montreal, Canada

August 2012: Lembke S-A and McAdams S, Establishing a spectral theory for perceptual timbre blending based on spectral-envelope characteristics. Poster presented at 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC-ESCOM), Thessaloniki, Greece

April 2012: Lembke S-A and McAdams S, A spectral-envelope synthesis model to study perceptual blend between wind instruments. Paper presented at 11th Congrès Français d’Acoustique and IOA annual meeting (Acoustics 2012), Nantes, France

August 2011: Lembke S-A and McAdams S, The relevance of spectral shape to perceptual blend between wind instrument timbres. Paper presented at Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), Rochester, NY, USA

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