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Centre for Music and Science

 

The CMS holds regular seminars in term-time which are open to the general public. These seminars generally take place at 5pm on Tuesdays in the CMS Computer Room at the Faculty of Music; it is also possible to attend via Zoom. For more information, including zoom links, reminders, and last-minute updates, please subscribe to the mus-cms-news mailing list, or contact Peter Harrison at pmch2@cam.ac.uk.

Michaelmas 2022

4 Oct 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Andrew McPherson (Queen Mary, University of London) 
Technological and cultural values in digital musical instrument design

11 Oct 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Nicky Swett (University of Cambridge) 
The same thing seeming utterly different: A theory of musical comparison in Hans Keller’s wordless functional analyses

18 Oct 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Eline Smit (University of Konstanz) 
Two approaches to the perception of affect of unfamiliar music

25 Oct 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Roberta Bianco (Italian Institute of Technology) 
On the neural and computational underpinnings of memory for tone sequences

15 Nov 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Daniel Müllensiefen (Goldsmiths, University of London) 
The development of cognitive and musical abilities: Preliminary results of a longitudinal study: LongGold

22 Nov 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
David Meyer (Janette Ogg Voice Research Center, Shenandoah Conservatory) 
Seeing voice: the pedagogical and musical applications of hybrid CT-MRI vocal tract modeling

Past terms

Easter 2022

May 10th 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Richard Widdess (SOAS, University of London) 
Vocables and syntax in Indian ālāp singing

May 24th 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Fabia Franco (Faculty of Science and Technology, Middlesex University) 
Song as an optimal window for infant language development

May 31st 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Huw Cheston (Centre for Music and Science, University of Cambridge) 
Designing a novel system for studying ensemble interaction in musical performances

June 7th 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room (CANCELLED)
Roberta Bianco (Neuroscience of Perception and Action Lab, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
On the neural and computational underpinnings of memory of tone sequences

June 14th 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Ron Friedman (State University of New York)
Preference for harmony: A link between aesthetic responses to combinations of colors and musical tones

June 21st 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room (CANCELLED)
Arild Stenberg (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Score designs for music reading: Cognitive and artistic perspectives

Lent 2022

February 1st 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Courtney Hilton and Cody Moser (Harvard University, Department of Psychology) 
Acoustic regularities in infant-directed speech and song across cultures 

February 15th 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Zoltan Dienes (University of Sussex, School of Psychology) 
Registered Reports: Shaking up the role of publishers

March 8th 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Nikki Moran (University of Edinburgh, Reid School of Music) 
Title TBC

March 15th 2022, 5pm, CMS Computer Room
Diana Omigie (Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Psychology) 
Exploring music-induced visual imagery 

Michaelmas 2021

October 10th 2021, 4.30pm, Recital Room
Ian Cross’s retirement celebration

 

November 2nd 2021, 5pm, Lecture Room 1
Raf Orlowski & Camilla Fletcher
Acoustics of spaces for performance

 

November 16th 2021, 5pm, Lecture Room 1
Ana Clemente
Aesthetic sensitivity

 

November 18th 2021, 11am, CMS Computer Room
John McBride
Evolution of musical scales

 

November 30th 2021, 5pm, Lecture Room 1
Liila Taruffi
Can music shape ongoing thoughts and visual mental images?

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Latest news

New paper: A case study investigating the interaction between tuba acoustic radiation patterns and performance spaces

27 October 2022

Recent CMS undergraduate Silas Sanders just presented his dissertation project at the 153rd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society. The project is entitled 'A case study investigating the interaction between tuba acoustic radiation patterns and performance spaces'. Silas put together an impressive pipeline of acoustic...

New PhD and research assistant positions: Score design for music reading

11 October 2022

We are happy to share several new positions at our Centre for Music and Science (Faculty of Music, Cambridge). These positions are part of the Leverhulme Trust-funded project Score designs for the facilitation of music reading: Cognitive and artistic perspectives led by Professor Ian Cross (Principal Investigator) and Dr...