Music and Human Centred Computing

Topic Description

Applications and enquiries are welcome in any of the following areas, or in any area related to HCI and Music. Applicants are very welcome to devise their own topics

Any aspect of Music and HCI
Computational Models of Music Perception
Physical, Gestural or Sensing Interfaces
Music and the Internet of Things
Music Technology for Rehabilitation and Therapy
New Musical Instruments
Collaborative Music Interaction
Evolutionary and Biologically inspired Music Systems
Music Representation
New Interactive Tools for interplay between Rhythm, Harmony, Melody or Timbre.
Interactive Music Systems
New kinds of Musical Interaction
New approaches to traditional musical activities
Tools that make new kinds of musical activity possible
Innovative approaches to technology for Music Education

More information can be found on the Music Computing Lab website

Skills Required:

A background in Computing or Music or HCI or ethnography or some cognate subject will be very helpful. Musical skill and experience - though not necessarily formal - is important.

Background Reading:

Various relevant publications can be found on the Music Computing Lab website, at
If you have library access, see also the book 'Music and Human Computer Interaction" edited by Holland, Wilkie, Mulholland and Seago.
Though this reading is not essential.

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