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Read more at: Huw Cheston starts internship at Spotify

Huw Cheston starts internship at Spotify

10 June 2024

Good luck to Huw Cheston, current CMS PhD student, who starts an internship with Spotify today! Huw will be developing new machine-learning models for better understanding how different people contribute individual stylistic elements to musical recordings.


Read more at: Xiaoyue Zhou to start funded PhD at University College London

Xiaoyue Zhou to start funded PhD at University College London

13 May 2024

We are very happy to hear that Xiaoyue Zhou, summer project student at the CMS (2023), has been awarded a PhD studentship at University College London. Xiaoyue will be working with Prof. Maria Chait and Prof. Neil Burgess. Congratulations Xiaoyue!


Read more at: Claire Brillon to start funded PhD at McGill University

Claire Brillon to start funded PhD at McGill University

8 April 2024

We are proud to share that Claire Brillon, recent CMS MPhil student (2022-23), will be starting a funded PhD later this year at McGill University. Claire hopes to study the emotions of timbre, and will be perfectly located to do so with Stephen McAdams and Marcelo Wanderley. Congratulations Claire!


Read more at: Lottie Anstee to start funded PhD at Goldsmiths College

Lottie Anstee to start funded PhD at Goldsmiths College

21 February 2024

We are very pleased to hear that Lottie Anstee, recent undergraduate student at the Centre for Music and Science (2021-22), has just received a PhD scholarship from Goldsmiths, University of London. Lottie will be starting the PhD in September, working with Lauren Stewart and Katie Rose Sanfilippo. The project concerns...


Read more at: New paper: Timbral effects on consonance disentangle psychoacoustic mechanisms and suggest perceptual origins for musical scales

New paper: Timbral effects on consonance disentangle psychoacoustic mechanisms and suggest perceptual origins for musical scales

19 February 2024

We are pleased to share our just-published paper in the journal Nature Communications , entitled 'Timbral effects on consonance disentangle psychoacoustic mechanisms and suggest perceptual origins for musical scales'. This work represents a long-term collaboration with colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical...


Read more at: Xiaoxuan Wang to start funded PhD at the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab at EPFL, Switzerland

Xiaoxuan Wang to start funded PhD at the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab at EPFL, Switzerland

2 February 2024

We are delighted for Xiaoxuan Wang, recent CMS MPhil student (2022-23), who has just accepted a PhD position at the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (DCML) at EPFL, Switzerland. The DCML is run by Martin Rohrmeier, himself an alumnus of the Centre for Music and Science. The current plan is to use deep learning to model...


Read more at: Xi Zhang and Sam Leak pass their PhD vivas

Xi Zhang and Sam Leak pass their PhD vivas

12 October 2023

Hearty congratulations to CMS PhD students Xi Zhang and Sam Leak for successfully completing their PhD vivas! Xi’s thesis was entitled ‘Singing in Chaozhou: The relationship between tones and songs’. Sam’s thesis was entitled “Can adults learn absolute pitch? Evaluating the ‘Melody Triggers’ method”. Both impressed their...


Read more at: Summer research placements at SoundOut

Summer research placements at SoundOut

11 October 2023

Congratulations to our undergraduate students who completed research placements at SoundOut this summer! SoundOut is a world leader in new music testing, helping major record companies to predict how music will resonate with customers, and helping organisations to match brand personality to music. Project titles: Reuben...


Read more at: ICMPC17 presentation - Huw Cheston - Coordination Strategies in Networked Jazz Performances

ICMPC17 presentation - Huw Cheston - Coordination Strategies in Networked Jazz Performances

4 September 2023

We just got back from from an inspiring ICMPC17 (International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition) in Tokyo. It was so great to hear from music psychology laboratories over the world, and to reconnect with old friends and colleagues. Several of our CMS members presented at this conference, including PhD student...


Read more at: Michaelmas 2023 seminars announced
CMS seminar Nov 2021 - Camilla Fletcher

Michaelmas 2023 seminars announced

30 August 2023

The seminar list for Michaelmas 2023 has now been published on the CMS seminars page ! We are excited to have guests joining us from institutes around the world, including Europe, the United States, and Australia, to talk about a variety of topics spanning pitch, rhythm, timbre, and memory.


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Huw Cheston starts internship at Spotify

10 June 2024

Good luck to Huw Cheston, current CMS PhD student, who starts an internship with Spotify today! Huw will be developing new machine-learning models for better understanding how different people contribute individual stylistic elements to musical recordings.

Xiaoyue Zhou to start funded PhD at University College London

13 May 2024

We are very happy to hear that Xiaoyue Zhou, summer project student at the CMS (2023), has been awarded a PhD studentship at University College London. Xiaoyue will be working with Prof. Maria Chait and Prof. Neil Burgess. Congratulations Xiaoyue!