Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

SARC/DMRN Research Workshops

The following SARC/DMRN Research Workshops are taking place as part of the opening events for the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast.

See below for details of travel funding etc. The full programme for the opening is available at (or

Michael Alcorn

MA Laboratory, SARC

27th April 2004 9am – 5pm
The Technologies of Culture

Three leading practitioners and theorists in the areas of new media, architecture and music discuss the technologies of culture.
Keywords: technoromaticism, sampling, networked narratives, digital intervention, design, new media, software art.


  • Richard Coyne (University of Edinburgh)
  • Simon Waters (University of East Anglia)
  • Andrea Zapp (Manchester Metropolitan University)

28th April 2004 9am – 5pm
Physical Modelling: Future Directions

Several leading researchers from around the world give us a glimpse (or rather an earful) of sounds to come, as they present their current approaches to physical model-based sound synthesis.

Speakers include:

Workshop Report

29th April 2004 9am – 5pm
Music Informatics & Cognition

Music Informatics is an exciting multidisciplinary area of research, which involves the study of intelligent systems that can perform musical tasks, such as analysing and composing music, performing, teaching, retrieving musical information, and others. Central to this is the study of human cognition and ways of modelling it. This one-day workshop will focus on different aspects of state of the art research, with talks by world leading experts in the field.

Speakers include:


These events are open to the general public, but space will be limited so please phone early to reserve a place:

Telephone: +44 28 90 274829 (UK: 028 90 274829)

The Workshops will run between 9am – 5pm each day with a 2 hour break for accommodate lunch and the lunchtime concert at 1.15pm.

Travel Funding for Young Researchers

Some travel funding to attend the Workshops, for PhD students and other young researchers based in the UK, is available from the Digital Music Research Network. To apply, visit, complete the application form, and return to the address indicated on the form as soon as possible. Successful applicants will receive claim forms at the event.