Digital Music Research Network

Digital Music Research Network

EPSRC Network GR/R64810/01

Funded by
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

The Future of Audio: Digital Music in 2010.

One day conference
24th November 2004

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Rymer Auditorium, Music Research Centre,
Department of Music, University of York.

Contents of this page: Programme | Registration | Travel | Funding for young researchers

This one day conference will consider the technological state and requirements of digital music in 2010 and beyond. The day is designed to showcase visions of the future. It will present current contemporary activities in the audio industry and in professional artistic practice. Digital Music in 2010 will also be a day of information gathering and debate that will feed into the DMRN's UK Research Roadmap project.

Presentations by special guests Oswald Berthold (digital audio artist) of the highly innovative Farmers Manual and Andy Dowell from Dolby Laboratories UK are included.


10.30am Registration and coffee
11:00am   Potential futures: Future directions in digital music research
Dr Ambrose Field and Dr Tony Myatt, University of York.

Music scene analysis as a grand challenge for digital music
Dr Mark Plumbley, Queen Mary's, University of London

12:00am   An industry view
Andy Dowell, Dolby Laboratories, UK (
12:30pm   Perceptually Motivated Measurement and Control of Digital Music
Dr Tim Brookes and Dr Russell Mason, University of Surrey
1:00pm   Lunch, provided in the foyer of the mrc.

Contemporary artistic practice in digital music
Oswald Berthold, Farmers Manual - Real-world coupled generative systems, composition by monitoring, opensoundcontrol (

2:45pm   MPEG7 report
Dr Michael Casey, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Sound to Sense, Sense to Sound (S2S²)
Damien Cirotteau,Media Innovation Unit (MIU-FT), Italy (

3.45pm   Tea

Open discussions/breakout on themes relating to Presentations and discussions on the future of:
Music creation and aesthetics;
Signal processing applications;
Music understanding;
Music and sound reproduction
and other topics, as suggested by the conference.

4.45pm   Report and Summary
5.00pm   End


Registration is free, but you must reserve a place before the event, so that we can plan for catering.

If you would like to attend this event, please specify dietary requirements and reserve a place by sending an email to:


For travel directions, see:

mrc is a new building attached to the Music Department, on the Heslington Campus
(location 15 on this Heslington Campus Map)

Funding for young researchers

Funding is available to support travel costs for young researchers to Network events. For application details, please see: