Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Welcome to DMRN

Launched by collaborative teams from UK Universities, and coordinated by Queen Mary, University of London, the Digital Music Research Network aims to promote research in this area, by bringing together researchers from UK universities and industry in electronic engineering, computer science, and music.

Forthcoming Event

DMRN+8: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2013
Queen Mary, University of London
Tue 17 December 2013

DMRN will hold a 1-day workshop on Tuesday 17 December 2013. The workshop will include invited and contributed talks, and posters will be on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks. There will also be an opportunity to continue discussions at a nearby pub/restaurant, after the Workshop.

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Most Recent Events

DMRN+7: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2012
Queen Mary, University of London
Tue 18 December 2012

DMRN will hold a 1-day workshop on Tuesday 18 December 2012. The workshop will include invited and contributed talks, and posters will be on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks. There will also be an opportunity to continue discussions at a nearby pub/restaurant, after the Workshop.

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DMRN+6: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2011
(10th Annual DMRN Workshop)
Queen Mary, University of London
Tue 20 December 2011

DMRN will hold a 1-day workshop on Tuesday 20 December 2011. The workshop will include invited and contributed talks, and posters will be on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks. There will also be an opportunity to continue discussions at a nearby pub/restaurant, after the Workshop.

For more details about the event, see:

DMRN+5: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2010
21 Dec 2010, Queen Mary, University of London

DMRN will hold a 1-day workshop on Tuesday 21 December 2010. The workshop will include invited and contributed talks, and posters will be on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks. There will also be an opportunity to continue discussions at a nearby pub/restaurant, after the Workshop.

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DMRN+4: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2009
22 Dec 2009, Queen Mary, University of London

DMRN held a 1-day workshop on Tuesday 22 December 2009. The workshop included invited and contributed talks, and posters will be on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks. There was also an opportunity to continue discussions at a nearby pub/restaurant, after the Workshop.

For more details about the event, see:

DMRN+3: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2008
16 Dec 2008, Queen Mary, University of London

DMRN held a 1-day workshop on Tuesday 16 December 2008. The workshop included invited and contributed talks, and posters were on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks. There was also an opportunity to continue discussions at a nearby pub/restaurant, after the Workshop.

For more details about the event, see:

DMRN+2: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2007
18 Dec 2007, Queen Mary, University of London

DMRN held a 1-day workshop on Tuesday 18 December 2007. The workshop included invited and contributed talks, and posters were on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks. There was also an opportunity to continue discussions at a nearby pub/restaurant, after the Workshop.

For more details about the event, see:

Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) Summer Conference
in association with Sonic Art Meeting Group (SAMG)
7th-8th July 2007, Leeds Metropolitan University

This year the DMRN Summer Conference 2007 was run in association with the SAMG. This collaboration will promote the integration of arts and science-based disciplines including those directed at sonic art performance.

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DMRN+1: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2006
20 Dec 2006, Queen Mary, University of London

DMRN held a 1-day workshop on Wednesday 20 December 2006. The workshop included invited and contributed talks, and posters were on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks (and a "fire alarm" break!). Many of the delegates took the opportunity to continue discussions at the Half Moon Pub, after the Workshop.

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DMRN-06: DMRN Doctoral Research Conference 2006
22-23 July 2006, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Building on the success of the DMRN Summer Conference in Glasgow in 2005, the Digital Music Research Network held the DMRN-06 Doctoral Research Conference, aimed at promoting the work of doctoral researchers in the field of digital music. The conference was held at Goldsmiths College, University of London, over the weekend of 22-23 July 2006.

Roadmap Launched 21 December 2005

What can you do?

  • If you are a UK research group working in the digital music area, join us!
  • Subscribe to our email list, DMRN-LIST.

Earlier Events

The launch of the Network was celebrated with a Launch Day in London on 17 December 2002. Over 80 delegates heard about current research in the area, found out about the Network, and met other UK researchers interested in digital music research.

The following network event was the Cambridge Music Processing Colloquium, held at Cambridge University Engineering Department on 28 March 2003. The key speakers were Anssi Klapuri (Tampere University of Technology, Finland); Greg Wakefield (University of Michigan) and Prof John Woodhouse (University of Cambridge). [Online Proceedings]

Following the very successful Launch Day in 2002, we held a one-day workshop on "The Future of Digital Music Research?", at Queen Mary, University of London, on Monday 22 Dec 2003. The workshop, attended by 40 delegates from around the country, heard presentations from Xavier Serra (UPF, Spain), Tim Brookes (University of Surrey), Ambrose Field (University of York) and Geraint Wiggins (City University, London). In the afternoon, the delegates broke into discussion groups, coming back to present their conclusions at the end of the workshop.

SARC/DMRN Research Workshops took place in April 2004 as part of the opening events for the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast. Speakers included: Richard Coyne (University of Edinburgh); Simon Waters (University of East Anglia); Andrea Zapp (Manchester Metropolitan University); Perry Cook (Princeton University); Stefania Serafin (Aalborg University, Denmark; ex-CCRMA); Julien Bensa (CCRMA, ex-LMA Marseilles); Henkjan Honing (Music, Mind, Machine group, Universiteit van Amsterdam); Alan Marsden (Lancaster University); Francois Pachet (Sony CSL-Paris); Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh).

A one day conference: The Future of Audio: Digital Music in 2010 was held in York in November 2004. The day was designed to showcase visions of the future, and presented current contemporary activities in the audio industry and in professional artistic practice. For more information see the separate web page for The Future of Audio: Digital Music in 2010 conference.

The first DMRN Summer Conference was held in July 2005 at the University of Glasgow, showing in particular research and compositions from young researchers throughout the Network. The conference was particularly successful, and it is planned to repeat this in 2006.

To mark the the completion of the EPSRC-funded phase of the Digital Music Research Network, we held a 1-day Workshop and Roadmap Launch event in London on Wednesday 21 December 2005. The Workshop included a number of invited speakers who will talk about their work in the field of Digital Music Research, and future activities starting in this area. Posters were on display describing with work of groups within the Network, and there will be opportunity for networking with other members of the network. The workshop was followed by the Roadmap Launch. The Roadmap seeks to point the way to productive and fruitful integration of digital music research into UK, European and global creative industries, and to capitalize on the talent, energy and expertise of UK digital music researchers.

Thanks to financial support from the EPSRC, the events listed above were free to register, and some travel support was available to young researchers.

DMRN also supported the DAFx-03 International Conference on Digital Audio Effects [Online Proceedings] at Queen Mary University of London, which attracted around 150 delegates from around the world. We also supported the ISMIR 2005 6th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval [Online Proceedings], hosted by Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths College, London, attracting around 230 delegates.

For more information about these events, see Events.